Staying Alive - The 3D Experience
Cardiac arrest kills more than 250,000 and 40,000 people each year in the United States and France, respectively. In order to combat the issue of heart attacks, one of the public health sector’s biggest concerns, and explore new horizons for its digital solutions, Dassault Systèmes launched a 3D lifelike experience online. “Staying Alive”, developed in partnership with iLUMENS, a medical laboratory from Paris Descartes University, uses simulation technologies for medical training. On the Staying Alive web site, both healthcare professionals and the public are able to learn appropriate behavior, movements and techniques that can contribute to saving the life of a person who has experienced sudden cardiac arrest.
In a virtual 3D world, anyone can train and practice the potentially lifesaving techniques. Healthcare professionals, as well as the public, can visualize and train to administer first aid, in a collaborative 3D environment using the Web. They can evaluate their results, and even have training sessions with friends, thanks to a Facebook application.
These realistic 3D virtual applications are much more than serious gaming” explained Alexandre Mignon, MD, PhD, MBA, professor of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine, head of the iLUMENS, AP-HP. “Staying Alive is the first medical initiative of its kind whose objective is to provide the optimal training of the techniques, which can be repeated as often as necessary, before applying them to a real patient.