Games Giant Epic Injects $US100k Into Australian Virtual Reality Medical Simulation Team
Epic Games, maker of Fortnite and Gears of War, has granted $US100,000 to EmergiSim, a partnership between TacMed Australia and Spectre Studios, enabling it to further expand its platform, invest in the development of new scenarios, and employ more staff.
Traditionally, preparing first responders for a Mass Casualty Incident would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take months or years of organising, for a one-off event.
EmergiSim’s VR scenarios provide a more immersive, safer, and scalable alternative that can simply be repeated at the press of a button. No actors, no moulage, no car wrecks or airport closures are necessary, and all scenarios can be accessed anywhere in the safety of a small classroom or office.
The Epic Games MegaGrants are designed to globally accelerate the work of talented teams and individuals using Epic’s Unreal Engine. The MegaGrants project has provided more than $US42 million in financial support to more than 600 recipients.