Virtual Training Saves Lifes
January 19, 2008 Leave a comment
Video games become increasingly realistic, with in-game training closing in on the quality of real theory classes. Playing America’s Army as a medic, twenty-eight year-old Paxton Galvane – being the first one on the scene – rescued two victims from an overturned SUV on the shoulder of a North Carolina
(US) interstate. Without any medical or rescue background other than
that provided in the game’s training levels, he safely removed both
individuals from the smoking vehicle and properly
assessed and treated their wounds, which included bruises, scrapes,
head trauma and the loss of two fingers.
Games are no
replacements for real trainings but it clearly shows how games have
evolved so far. No longer "fun stuff only", gaming slowly matures in
both realism and simulation performance.