In 1975, the world is changed by the creation of the interactive television. The components are packed with a 13-inch black-and-white TV set in a futuristic-looking cabinet. In this time period, the introduction of the first arcade video game comes about. However, the public found this new technology was too difficult to use. In 1978, Nintendo of Japan released Computer Othello, a decidedly simplistic arcade cocktail-table game based on the board game Othello. In 1982, Atari announced that Vector Come Home sales did not meet predictions.
Communications stock then drops an incredible 32% in a single day. Thus putting into action the beginning of the Great Crash period. In 1987, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda on a cartridge in the United States; it is the supremacy of Nintendo. At the end of the 80's, a strong competition occurred between SEGA and Nintendo: SEGA released 16-Bit Genesis, while Nintendo released Super Nintendo 3 and the Game Boy portable console. During the 90's, there was a strong emergence of new competitors like Microsoft and Nokia. In 1993, Congress noted video games violence incensed by the violence in Mortal Combat and Night Trap, resulting in Senators Joseph Lieberman (Connecticut) and Herbert Kohl (Wisconsin) to launch a Senate "investigation" into video game violence. In 2000, the new era of video games begins (release of Playstation 2 and Xbox). Since 2005, the next generation has appeared with wireless controllers and 3D applications. Currently, the Wii is the latest console of this generation.
[...] To improve these skills, medical simulator centers are commercializing new technologies and building comprehensive operating room simulators to stimulate a virtual environment. The Wii Medicine would be very similar to the simulators that exist in the market, today. We will develop Wii Medicine with hand motion detection. In addition, we will improve our graphics to be more defined and precise. We will develop a plastic and rubber mannequin, an effective feedback system that simulates resistance of medical instruments moving through the body and images that illustrate the location of the instruments. [...]
[...] Nintendo reached the top of innovation with the Wii which allows a new way to play. Nintendo try this way to open the path to a new bigger market, those who don't play much or at all like old people. - Uniqueness of the hardware motion detection. Thanks to it, Nintendo created a new way to play with a pad. - Low cost of hardware and software. Weaknesses: - Limited selection of software and software compatibility. - Poor graphic quality. [...]
[...] As discussed, the advantages of the unit are extremely beneficial and are a solution to the high and impractical costs of surgical simulators While the Wii Drive does have a great market to target, one that is in need and want of this creation, we feel that the Wii Medicine would be a better fit to initially begin our move from the gaming industry into the simulation industry. Since we already have developed a similar Wii game entitled Trauma Center, there is already a basis for understanding the medical simulator. [...]
[...] January 2009: 1st proposal to European Commission for initial approval: 2 months As soon as January 2009, we shall begin discussions with the European Commission to explain our concept of a new way to learn how to drive. Because of the official aspect of the driver's license and the driving school, this step is necessary to get a European certification, acknowledging the benefits of our product and its effectiveness as a teaching method. We hope to get an approval within 2 months or at least a green light on the idea to further develop it in more details. [...]
[...] This may be the start of a new model for training doctors. Simulators can also let us test new devices and procedures without putting patients at risk.” There are always possible constraints upon entering a new market. Before medical schools invest in our products, they have to make sure that our controllers are the best and the most useful simulators. Efficacy is the most important goal. We will face the following constraints: Approval by university's medical department Approval by each state's medical board. [...]
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