New Gaming Technology Receives National Awards

A collaborative project in north Texas could help physicians and nurses improve communication. Researchers at the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington College of Nursing, Baylor Scott & White Health and UT Dallas developed a video game simulation they believe can teach doctors and nurses to work better together by playing out tense situations in a virtual world.

The federally funded project recently received two national awards at the Serious Games and Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase during the 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Francisco. The honors included a Best-in-Show award for the Academic Faculty category and a fourth-place award in the Technology Innovations division.