Connected Devices

Together with our domain experts, we Co-Design innovative High-Fidelity Connected Devices to our Simulation Games!

In some simulation games projects, there is a need for a ‘hybrid’ physical fidelity device where a task highlights the need for a simulation game to possess higher physical fidelity in one sensory attribute over another. In such a case, Serious Games Asia is required to develop, procure and/or modify special-purpose interfaces in order to ensure the stimuli defined by the task as being essential in the development of skills or knowledge are presented to the learner using appropriate technologies. This could include 3D printing of body anatomies, tracking sensors, etc.

Take, for example, a medical simulator developed for intravenous cannulation. Here, the task is an actual ‘hands-on’ experience to insert the cannula into the patient. The skill to be trained were mostly perceptual–motor in nature, but the decisions and gaining experience based on immediate feedback is  complex. This is the reason why a hybrid physical fidelity solution is used to train intravenous cannulation skills based on:

      • a high-physical fidelity visual representation of the patient’s arm by using 3D printing;
      • a high-fidelity software simulation reproducing the physical and volumetric effects of penetrating different layers of the arm;
      • an interface consisting of a binocular viewing system and a pair of pressure sensor woven soft gloves paired with a commercially off-the-shelf haptic feedback glove controller, capable of reproducing the force and tactile sensations associated with cannulation and the induced sound effects experienced when injecting through the patient’s arm.

Serious Games Asia makes training realistic so that real patients are not part of the game.