Episode 82 – Better Than Fridge Magnets

The Michaels welcome Ian Hughes (AKA – ePredator) to the show this week to discuss developing simulation games for hospital emergency staff. Michael M. connects up from his hotel room in Hong Kong (we apologies for his audio quality in advance), we also have Ian Hughes from sunny Basingstoke. Ian has been working on building a hospital simulator on Unity3D using Photon, and discusses with us the technological challenges of dealing with various language implementations. We also discuss the challenges of getting started with coding, given that today people need to do fully understand all aspects of the solution, and not just programming in one language or model.

Ian describes how to make a realistic simulation, he need to write a telephone system, a collaborative documents system, and screaming patients.

We end the show with a discussion of augmented reality, virtual mirrors, and Choi Kwang Do marshal arts.

Show Links:
The History of Basingstoke
Imperial Hospital Emergency simulator
Unity 3D
Photon for Unity
Basingstoke Choi Kwang Do
Choi Kwang Do – Marshal Arts

Ian’s latest work:
@epredator
Life at the Feeding Edge
The Secret Agent is on whose side?
Flush Magazine articles

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