Testing a Virtual Reality-based serious game in the framework of S4game Project

Testing a Virtual Reality-based serious game in the framework of S4game Project

A multiplier event to present a serious game was held in the JUMISC’s facilities, related to the project “Training of Soft Skills for Surgical teams using an immersive Serious Game” (S4Game)co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

S4Game project aims to provide health professionals (surgeons, nurses, anaesthesiologists) with an innovative approach to acquire and develop soft skills in the field of surgery.

In the event of S4Game, whose main learning objective was the acquisition of soft skills required during work in an operating theatre, such as communication, teamwork or leadership 12 Participants listened to an introduction by Luisa Fernanda Sánchez Peralta, Project Manager on the skills covered in the game, a presentation of the five implemented cases and some instructions about how to use it.

Afterwards, the S4Game was made available to test it. Participants played at least two out of the five implemented cases, both using the desktop version of the game and the Virtual Reality headset. Finally they filled in a satisfaction questionnaire.

S4Game results will also be presented in the closing event to be held on August 31stat 15.30 CEST on Zoom and will count with the participation of the whole members of the Consortium: Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (Spain) as coordinator of the proposal, Viral Studios (Spain), Charles University (Czech Republic), Semmelweiss University (Hungary) and Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre (Portugal).

Registration is open in the following link.

For further information on the project click here: https://s4game.eu/.

Download our Handbook on Soft skills using virtual reality and serious games for surgical teams in the operating room here.

The basic concepts of the handbook and serious game are also available for download here.

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