Defence civilian medical / healthcare applications

HIT TeamBuilding on pioneering medical and surgical simulation research from the mid-1990s, including the development of the world’s first laparoscopic (“keyhole”) surgical trainer, the HIT Team has been involved in a range of medical applications of games-based technologies, from collaborative projects with medical specialists at the local Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and the West Midlands Hollier Simulation Centre, to the development of trauma care simulators and games to help prevent hospital infection incidents.

The Team has also provided Human Factors consultancy to the US Office of Naval Research-funded Pulse!! Virtual Healthcare project, led by Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Members of the HIT Team represent the UK on the NATO HFM 215 Research Task Group on Advanced Training Technologies for Medical/Healthcare Professionals.