Medical Simulation centre in Cambridge

According to the Cambridge News, a medical simulation centre has opened at Addenbrookes Hospital. The High Fidelity Simulation Centre cost £800,000 and can simulate a range of medical scenarios such as heart attacks. See this story at http://w3.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge/story.asp?StoryID=68060

Kriegspiel

1811: The first military battle simulation? Possibly the first real military war game, enabling players to simulate troop movements and engagements. Innovative because it used actual models of terrain, instead of symbolic representation of battle, such as a chessboard. Marching speeds, artillery ranges, etc., were worked out accurately and to scale, and moves were mediated…

The first computerised virtual reality?

Ivan Sutherlands work in 1966 Sutherland produced the first head-mounted display of a computer simulated environment, allowing the wearer of a headset to walk around a room, the view changing as the wearer moved his head. See http://www.sun.com/960710/feature3/alice.html#pics for details. A profile of Mr Sutherland is at http://www.sun.com/960710/feature3/ivan-profile.html

Kriegspiel

1811: The first military battle simulation? Possibly the first real military war game, enabling players to simulate troop movements and engagements. Innovative because it used actual models of terrain, instead of symbolic representation of battle, such as a chessboard. Marching speeds, artillery ranges, etc., were worked out accurately and to scale, and moves were mediated…

The first computerised virtual reality?

Ivan Sutherlands work in 1966 Sutherland produced the first head-mounted display of a computer simulated environment, allowing the wearer of a headset to walk around a room, the view changing as the wearer moved his head. See http://www.sun.com/960710/feature3/alice.html#pics for details. A profile of Mr Sutherland is at http://www.sun.com/960710/feature3/ivan-profile.html

Kriegspiel

1811: The first military battle simulation? Possibly the first real military war game, enabling players to simulate troop movements and engagements. Innovative because it used actual models of terrain, instead of symbolic representation of battle, such as a chessboard. Marching speeds, artillery ranges, etc., were worked out accurately and to scale, and moves were mediated…

The first computerised virtual reality?

Ivan Sutherlands work in 1966 Sutherland produced the first head-mounted display of a computer simulated environment, allowing the wearer of a headset to walk around a room, the view changing as the wearer moved his head. See http://www.sun.com/960710/feature3/alice.html#pics for details. A profile of Mr Sutherland is at http://www.sun.com/960710/feature3/ivan-profile.html