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New Serious Game Simulates Minimal Invasive Surgery

The SimuSurg Serious Game was created with surgeons, for surgeons.

Developed by cmee4 Productions in collaboration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), it simulates a minimally invasive surgical setting and provides an engaging, fun and interactive way to learn about the fundamentals of surgical skills in a gaming environment. Prospective surgeons are the target audience.

SimuSurg was the Indie Category winner at the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Australasia (SGSCA) 2018, held by Simulation Australasia.

The Serious Game was showcased at SimGHOSTS 2018, a health simulation conference held on the Sunshine Coast in June, and allows users to challenge themselves from simple control movement exercises to more complex tasks associated with using various instruments.

Winners were presented with trophies and received instant entry to attend and represent Australia at the global Serious Games Showcase & Challenge to be held as part of I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida, November 26th-30th 2018.

SimuSurg guides players through four levels of clinical scenarios designed to deliver progressively challenging tasks in a virtual surgical environment. Players practice instrument familiarization, degrees of movement, movement scaling and cutting and grasping.

SimuSurg is available for free at the App Store and Google Play.

SimuSurg screenshot by cmee4 Productions

SimuSurg screenshot by cmee4 Productions

About the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

RACS is the leading advocate for surgical standards, professionalism and surgical education in Australia and New Zealand. The College is a not-for-profit organization that represents more than 7000 surgeons and 1300 surgical trainees and International Medical Graduates. RACS also supports healthcare and surgical education in the Asia-Pacific region and is a substantial funder of surgical research. There are nine surgical specialties in Australasia being: Cardiothoracic surgery, General surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck surgery, Pediatric surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Urology and

Vascular surgery.

About cmee4 Productions

cmee4 Productions harness game play to help solve real health issues. Their flagship project Sound Scouts provides an accessible means of detecting hearing loss in school-aged children. Sounds Scouts looks and feels like a game, while incorporating advanced scientific principles that enable it to detect a range of hearing problems.

Their health connections extend to the production of complex training aids for organizations such as the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australasian College of Sports Physicians.