I am currently a Teaching Assistant for CMPUT250: Computers and Games, and one of the groups is working with the Community Service Learning office at the University of Alberta as well as the Northern Alberta Neonatal Program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
In CMPUT250, each team applies class concepts to create a short narrative-based game using the Neverwinter Nights™ game engine from BioWare, for one group the proposal is to design a serious game that could be used as a supplementary tool for Neonatal resuscitation training/ re-training.
A major component in the design and build of this game is to research how neonatal resuscitation training occurs now in the hospital. I was lucky enough to be invited along to see the simulator.
Looking forward to updating this as the team progresses. In the mean time, this was an invaluable experience which I very much appreciated being a part of.