Charité and Archimedes develop digital treatment table


Research project lead by Charité Universitätmedzin Berlin and Archimedes

The applications and quality standards for eLearning in medicine are extensive and complex at the same time. The practical relevance in medical education and qualification can be supported effectively using so-called serious games. Against this background, in 2009 Charité and Archimedes launched the joint research project SimMed – Simulation of medical procedures.

The purpose of the project is a learning program oriented to Serious Games which intelligently combines multimedia presentations, interactive software features, and interaction of students. Medical students and physicians in advanced training treat a virtual patient with real symptoms, examination and treatment options. The interactive learning environment helps to close the gap between training and practice of treating small children, as of this age group is naturally not suitable for acting as fake patients. A range of disease patterns enables small groups of students to diagnose and treat severely ill children. Fail-safe and interactive.

Archimedes was responsible for the interface design, 3D modelling, software engineering and technical implementation. Together with paediatricians of Charité, we created a playful and simple approach that enables the education and training of heterogeneous groups in an intuitively understandable, practice-oriented learning environment, thus supplementing conventional training scenarios in the field of paediatrics and adolescent medicine by an important component.

Client: Joint research project with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Duration: 2009 – 2012 Awards: Winner European Award for Technology Supported Learning eureleA 2013, Nominated for UX Design Award 2014

More information: Project at Charité, (german), documentary from SPIEGEL ONLINE  (german) | Dec 2011, Presentation “Future e-Learning Technology in Medicine and Healthcare” | April 2012