SIMCENTER. Guidelines to develop a medical simulation center



medical simulation, training, design guidelines, simulation center, simulation network


Simulation techniques are an essential tool, to allow learners and operators to develop hard and soft skills simultaneously. Emerging technologies in the field of sensory perception will improve training and emergency management. The combination with virtual reality technologies will allow the development of complex systems, more realistic, allowing an effective and targeted training. They will allow the monitoring of training sessions and the collection of useful data for the generation of a standardized, efficient and unambiguous practice of action. The Design takes on the role of facilitator and manager of the system constituted by the different actors, with the mission to design and indicate the guidelines for setting up an innovative simulation center.


Design  |  Research & Experimentation

SIMCENTER. Guidelines to develop a medical simulation center

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Mario Bisson, Alessandro Ianniello, Stefania Palmieri


Author(s) Biography

Mario Bisson, Associate Professor | Design Department of Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Alessandro Ianniello, project researcher at UPO SIMNOVA, Italy

Stefania Palmieri, PhD | Design Department of Politecnico di Milano, Italy



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Arianna Vignati a, Benedetta Terenzi b
a) Researcher | Department of Design of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy
b) Researcher | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Perugia, Italy

Sustainable product-service for children’s soft mobility. Flurry, the indoor-outdoor bike

Design  |  Research & Experimentation

The collaboration between Italtrike, an Italian company producing ride-on toys for children between 1 to 6 years of age, and a group of researchers from the Politecnico di Milano gave rise to the design of a new product system capable of encouraging, promoting and facilitating motricity in preschool children, through play and digital technologies. The modern day challenge is that of responding to the demands of design and innovation generated by digital transformation and not losing sight of the child’s values and needs from the emotional, physical, cognitive and relational perspective. During a Design Laboratory involving a number of researchers from the Politecnico di Milano and expert designers of Design for Kids & Toys, it was possible to delve into the theme of Sustainable Product-Service for Children’s Soft Mobility by developing an innovative product, both on the level of response to children’s specific needs and from a technological point of view.

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