Sometimes a Virtual Medical Simulation isn’t always the best solution

We had an occasion recently to visit an office in a really cool building. The office was in the Johnsville Centrifuge Building. For those of you, like me, who was not aware of this pecuilar but important part of the United States’ Space Program, the Johnsville Centrifuge is the largest human centrifuge in the world, and it is located right here in Bucks County, PA. It is where the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts trained to understand the effects of high G-forces on the human body.

The centrifuge itself is open to the public, massive in scale and really quite amazing. We were told the record for surviving G forces in the centrifuge is 32 Gs. Quite an amazing feat.

So here we have one case where a virtual simulation is not possible. Whether for helping clinicians better understand a medical procedure utilizing complex medical devices, or in-depth, hands on training focused on complicated industrial manufacturing processes, or for simulations of equipment operation, virtual simulations by DDA and DDA Medical are almost always the most cost effective and the best learning solution. But, in a few cases, like human centrifugation, no matter how you spin it, it just won’t get the job done.