Roger Kneebone, Sonal Arora, Dominic King, Fernando Bello, Nick Sevdalis, Eva Kassab, Raj Aggarwal, Ara Darzi, Debra Nestel
This groundbreaking article by Kneebone and his group merits careful study. As defined by Kneebone and co-workers, distributed simulation (DS) is a concept of high-fidelity immersive simulation on demand made widely available and whenever it is required. DS provides an easily transportable, self-contained ‘set’ for creating simulated environments within an inflatable enclosure at a small fraction of the cost of dedicated, static simulation facilities. This enables the use of high-fidelity simulation outside of the relatively small number of specialised centres. The authors frame DS as a ‘disruptive innovation’ with potential to radically alter the landscape of simulation based training.
SUBMITTED BY: Ronald Harden