Design and development of a serious game for central line placement

Prabal Khanal, Daniel Katz, Samual De Maria, Marina Krol, Kanav Kahol

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Serious games are gaining popularity in being used for training purposes in various fields. They were first used for training various medical and military procedures. At present, there are several platforms available for developing serious games. In this paper, we present a serious game designed using a gaming engine called Unreal Engine, which facilitates the development of serious games for PCs as well as mobile iOS devices. The serious game that is presented in this paper is designed to provide training for the aseptic method for Central Venous Catheter (CVC), also known as central line, placement procedure. The pilot study was performed with first year residents from the department of anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY and the residents claimed they felt it aided them in their line placements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6627863
Pages (from-to)530-531
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
StatePublished - 2013


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