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SAIC Serious Games Integrating SIM & Live Training at I/ITSEC

SAIC Demonstrates Serious Games as Integrated Simulation and Training Solutions at the 2010 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference
(ORLANDO) Nov. 29, 2010-- Science Applications International Corporation(SAIC) will feature advanced defense and security solutions at the 2010 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Nov. 29-Dec. 2, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.


With the theme “Empowering Through Integration”, SAIC will demonstrate the Common Driver Trainer (CDT) reconfigurable crew cab for collective task training; the Virtual Command Simulation Environment (VCSE), powered by SAIC's On-Line Virtual Interactive Environment (OLIVE), for training and decision support; and the mobile training range for fourth generation live training and engagement.
“SAIC’s training products offer integration and critical support for next generation live and simulated training solutions, infrastructure and communic…

Games for Health Conference Announces Dates & Call for Content

PRESS RELEASE
Games for Health Project Announces Dates and Call for Content for the 7th Annual Games for Health Conference - Largest Conference Dedicated to the Role of Serious Games in Health and Health Care - to Hold Next Event May 17-19 in Boston
Portland, Maine - November 22, 2010 - The Games for Health Project, which since 2004 has been working to support the use of Serious Games and video game technologies in health and health care, announced a call for content for its 7th Annual Games for Health Conference, scheduled for May 17-19, 2011, in Boston, Mass.
Any organizations or individuals interested in speaking, hosting a panel, or providing a demo and case study for a project can easily submit their talk online.
Accepted speakers and panelists receive free admission to the Games for Health Conference.
The 7th Annual Games for Health Conference program takes place on May 18-19, 2011 and includes simultaneous tracks, a poster session, exhibits, and special topic rooms. Each day feature…

Serious Games For Medical Training Gains Footing

Tameka Clanton, a biomechanics researcher at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, demonstrates the iMedic, a program that creates a 3-D X-ray that allows doctors to examine the human body from every angle.
Last week, The Washington Post published a must read article about the use of "Serious Games" in medical training -Playing Doctor: Learning About Slips Of The Knife Better On 'Patients' Than Patients.

Although the use of gaming and simulation technology had been slow to gain footing in medical training, the article exemplifies how the video gaming industry has penetrated academia, offering researchers and students a new way to understand techniques that aren't always easy to teach.
“What's changing drastically now is the capability to inject much more robust and usable applications in the form of video games and computer simulations into these environments like never before", says Ben Sawyer.
Article Highlight
Maryland Advanced Simulatio…

Serious Games Evolving To The Point Of Influence On Society

Via: Observatoires des Pôles de Compétitivité -The Official Program Of The Serious Games Expo 2010

For its sixth consecutive edition, the Serious Games Expo, organized by the Competitiveness Cluster Imaginove and partners, opens its doors on November 23, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cité Centre des Congrès - Cité Internationale de Lyon. 800 participants are expected to attend the largest French gathering of professionals in the industry.

The Serious Games Expo is considered a must visit exhibition to meet the best industry players in France: Serious Games and Advergames developers will share their successful experiences and present industry trends.

Jean Baptiste Labrune, a researcher at the MIT Media Laboratory, will host and moderate the plenary session at 11.45 AM. Serious Games get a makeover with a whole new generation that intends to revolutionize the practice. The audience will discover how, after touching large groups, "Serious Games", in the broadest sense, …

Serious Games To Solve Mysteries And Learn The History Of Biology

Via: Spongelab Biology- History of Biology – An Online Science Scavenger Hunt Game!

History of Biologyis an interactive, online science scavenger hunt where students experience the history of biology, through the people and the impact their discoveries had on, and continues to have on, our culture, society, politics, economics, and ethics.


Starting in the 17th Century, with the invention of microscopes and the first descriptions of microscopic life, users complete weekly missions and solve puzzles by researching the lives and scientific discoveries of over 20 scientists.

Users progress through a rich story-line driven game that parallels the scientific timeline of discovery. The game content takes users through the cell theory, microscopes, classification, evolution, and mechanisms of heredity, the central dogma of genetics, the genomics revolution and where biological science is heading in the near future.

As part of Spongelab Biology, History of Biology is one of several educational g…

RescueSim: Serious Games For Multi-Agency Emergency Response

Via: RescueSim
In recent months,VSTEP  a "Serious Games" developer and provider of virtual training platforms, held a number of regional workshops across The Netherlands to demonstrate the capabilities of its multi-agency emergency response trainer RescueSim.


RescueSim is mono and multidisciplinary training software that prepares public safety and security professionals for real-life incidents in a virtual environment.



RescueSim allows emergency crews to experience the incident as they would in real-life. They assess the situation and determine the best response strategy, implement it and then observe the consequences of their decisions.

The workshops were used to demonstrate the RescueSim application to the emergency services in the context of VITTOS project.

The VITTOS project has started two years ago to develop a new generation of virtual training tools that would allow Emergency services to train for large scale incidents.
VITTOS stands for Virtual Incident Training for Tact…

ClearLab Project: Serious Games for Middle-School Science

Via: Muzzy Lane Software

ClearLab is a project to create innovative 3D Science Serious Games for middle school students.

ClearLab games are intended be immersive and educational, and can be played in the browser - at school, the library, at home - anywhere with access to the Internet. Teachers are able to assign, manage and assess student game play from the web.

ClearLab is being developed by Muzzy Lane Software, Inc., in partnership with theFederation of American Scientists, curriculum developersfrom K12, Inc and science teachers around the country.

The project's primary goal is to develop games that improve student performance on standardized assessment and that foster lifelong passion for science.

The ClearLab Game Arcade beta siteuses the Sandstone service to deliver games to your browser and is currently in beta. Not all browsers and operating systems are currently supported.

The first game they have featured in their Game Arcade is called Atomic Hero. It is a small demo to whet p…