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Latest News: Students creating a computer game that can save lives

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Royal Alexandra Hospital has started co-operating with the University of Alberta’s faculty of science to design a game to train health professionals with focus on saving premature babies suffering from asphyxia (suffocation). The target group is nurses and the game will be used in classroom instruction and mannequin simulation. Kumar Kumaran, clinical director with the Royal Alexandra explained in the following way to the Edmonton Sun: “The traditional way of testing cognitive skills would be paper and pen format. I think a gaming environment will actually give you a lot of immediate satisfaction, and also immediate feedback.” The name of the game is Retain and it was scripted, directed and produced by six students from the University of Alberta. Source: Edmonton Sun

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