Overweight & Obesity

Icaros: Flight simulator home trainer

Epidemiological studies show significant correlations between periods spent sitting and the prevalence of chronic diseases. This also applies to children and adolescents. One of the major obstacles to people taking up physical ...

Pediatrics

Blindfolded training could help doctors save young lives

In a simulation training study, pediatric team leaders who wore a blindfold improved their leadership skills ratings by 11% over the course of 3 resuscitation scenarios, versus 5% for non-blindfolded leaders. Published in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Simulation training reduces birth-related risks for pregnant women

Team training in obstetrics teams in hospitals helps reduce harm to new-born babies in the event of acute complications during birth. This is the finding of the PhD study undertaken by gynaecologist Joost van de Ven in collaboration ...

Surgery

Orthopedic surgery simulation: Unique technology developed

A unique training simulator for orthopedic open surgery (knee reconstruction with total joint replacement) has been developed by OSSim Technologies Inc. in partnership with three University of Montreal orthopedic surgeons: ...

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