The engine that powers SIMVANA
There is a lot going on under the hood of SIMVANA. Complex algorithms simulate patient physiology and machinery to create a life-like virtual operating room environment. User movement and interactions are tracked to deliver an intuitive experience for all levels. A wealth of learning content is overlaid on top of the simulation to teach students within the context of an OR environment.
The SIMVANA simulation is broken up into three primary, interdependent, modules. When running in tandem, the result is an immersive experience that allows for free exploration and experimentation in a virtual operating room.
SIMVANA models the physiologic responses to anesthesia and user interaction based on data from peer-reviewed research so that the patient can respond accurately and autonomously.
SIMVANA does not rely on scripted scenarios or decision trees for functionality. Our developers use 'open-world' concepts of video games to create components that respond to users realistically. Complex simulations emerge that mimic a real-world environment. Users can make independent decisions but encounter the consequences of doing so. This decreases the anxiety before stepping into the OR.
Learning the foundations of any subject is the most critical part of any learner's education. SIMVANA's mastery lessons integrate into the existing simulation, creating an immersive learning environment. Learners are taught the basics through videos, quizzes, and interactive scenarios in the operating room environment.
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SIMVANA has been designed from the ground up to support asynchronous learning. Learners can run through content and practice different scenarios without an instructor. At the end of each lesson, learners, instructors, or administrators can view the progress of mastery lessons completed.