EPICSAVE - Enhanced ParamedIC vocational training with Serious games And Virtual Environments

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
The EPICSAVE consortium develops a practice system for paramedical vocational training that combines serious game technology with virtual reality.
Departments and Instituts: 
Computer Science, Institute of Visual Computing

Project description

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Project goals

The goal of EPICSAVE is to research, develop and evaluate a novel approach for paramedics to practice rare medical emergencies. The approach alleviates current constraints by utilizing virtual experiences and digital games that will be strongly tied to theoretical curricular content. The resulting prototype will be integrated into the on-sight vocational training of two project partners from the public and the private sector, respectively.

Vocational training

  • Vocational training of emergency medical technicians (EMT)
    • in social welfare organizations
    • in private organizations
  • Vocational training in other medical professions


  • Virtual Reality
  • Serious Games
  • Eye-tracking
  • Virtual Agents
  • 3D Interaction


  • Analysis of educational objectives, curricular content
  • Strategies for transfer of learning
  • Constraints of educational practice
  • Tutorial and in-game supervision
  • Diversity of target group, acceptance

Project manager

Prof. Dr. Jonas Schild

Project manager at H-BRS

Prof. Dr Rainer Herpers

Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Multimedia Applications
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
rainer.herpers [at] h-brs.de

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Co-operation partners