thesimtech.com newsletter - august 14, 2018

Job Posting!
Ernesto at Cedars Sinai let me know that they are looking for a Simulation Specialist - if you're interested, check it out and apply below:
https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/simulation-specialist/252/8917591?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic


Chris from Fundamental Surgery reached out to let me know they are releasing low cost VR simulations on a subscription model, trying to democratise the kind of simulation that normally costs 100’s of thousands of dollars.  

Seems like a great approach... and I'm hoping to test it out in the next few months. Check out their intro below.


The great Jackie Langford reached out to let me know I was hosting an old version of her 'Art of Moulage' recipes book.
I have updated my version in the moulage section - or you can just grab it here now.

Thanks Jackie!


Great news for simulation  - CAE poised to revolutionize pilot, aircrew and healthcare professional training by investing C$1 billion over five years in innovation

CAE today announced that it will be investing C$1 billion over the next five years in innovation to stay at the forefront of the training industry. One of the main objectives of the investment is to fund Project Digital Intelligence, a digital transformation project to develop the next generation training solutions for aviation, defence & security and healthcare. In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec, the project will allow CAE to continue to play a key role in making air travel safer, defence forces mission ready, and helping medical personnel save lives. Other benefits include reducing aviation’s environmental footprint and addressing the worldwide demand for aircrews. The Government of Canada and the Government of Québec will provide a combined investment of close to C$200 million over the next five years (C$150 million for Canada and C$47.5 million for Québec).    
Executives and employees of CAE were joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of Québec Philippe Couillard for the announcement which signals one of the most significant investments in innovation in the aviation training industry globally.
“As a powerhouse of innovation, CAE has been at the forefront of the training industry, including digital technology, for years. This strategic investment will take our company to the next level,” said Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE. “By seizing new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, or augmented reality, as well as many others, and applying them to the science of learning, we will revolutionize the training experience of pilots, aircrews and healthcare professionals, as well as improve safety. We are committed to investing C$1 billion over the next five years to help position CAE, Québec and Canada as leaders in digital technology.”
Project Digital Intelligence will transform CAE’s products and services to leverage digital technologies, ranging from big data to artificial intelligence, cloud-computing, cybersecurity and augmented/virtual reality. CAE will develop its next-generation training technologies for aviation, defence & security, and healthcare, while making use of its extensive training network and data ecosystem. The project includes three major activity areas: advanced digital technology development, digital transformation of the training and user experience, as well as CAE innovation and collaboration facilities.
CAE will carry out Project Digital Intelligence in Canada, utilizing its R&D laboratories, as well as its test and integration facilities. As part of the project, CAE will develop an innovation campus in its Montréal site by transforming its workspaces, laboratories and processes to allow for greater innovation and collaboration. Throughout Project Digital Intelligence, CAE will collaborate and codevelop technology solutions with small and medium companies from across Canada and will qualify more than 150 new innovative suppliers across the country. CAE will also work with over 50 post-secondary institutions and research centres. The project is expected to create and maintain thousands of highly skilled jobs at CAE in Canada and in CAE’s Canadian-based supply chain. CAE employs approximately 4,000 people in 18 locations across Canada and more than 5,000 in the rest of the world.

Saw this great introduction to simulation video posted on LinkedIn... check it out.


Operative Experience birthing simulator just got an upgrade. Check out RealMom 2.0 here: https://operativeexperience.com/realmom/

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