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ITEC 2012: Hi-Tech sim lacks stress, Amputees in Action states

22nd May 2012 - 12:58 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Amputees in Action, the casualty simulation provider, remains adamant that computer-generated training will never adequately imitate real-time stresses associated with combat medicine.

Speaking to Shephard at ITEC in London, company director Kim Lane expressed concern that 'high-tech' software used for flight and ground vehicle simulators as well as reactive mannequins for medical training could never replace the 'human factor'.

'We have respect for all types of simulation but a mannequin cannot give feedback or grab you. It's all about the initial eye contact that cannot be replicated,' Lane exclaimed. 'It's all about putting stress into the equation.'

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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