Virtual Computed Tomography Department

I have recently been experimenting with animation and gamification for education and training purposes. My efforts led to the creation of a few simple videos and minigames, relevant to projects and themes I have worked on in the past. A video description of an NRE reception centre and a simple minigame with the same theme have been previously published on this website.

In this post you may find an animated photorealistic video showing the basic layout of a computed tomography (CT) department (please see embedded video below). An interactive 3-D simulated environment (mini game) providing a virtual tour of the CT department is also available for download.

A) Animated photorealistic video

B) Virtual 3-D simulated environment

The interactive 3-D simulated environment allows the user/player to wander around the CT department and learn a few things about its typical layout and functions. The user may interact with “Info points” marked with a rotating red “i” as seen in the screenshot below and get relevant information. When the player is close and aims towards an “Info point”, the tittle (the small dot over the “i”) becomes white. If, while the tittle is white, the user clicks the left mouse button, relevant information appears on screen as long as the button is pressed (more information is provided when the game starts).

Reception “Info point”

Click the button below to download the game

To play the game, extract the contents of the compressed folder and run the application file (CT_Room.exe). You may receive a warning from your system that the publisher of this application has not been verified. Please ignore this message and proceed to opening the application.

The image shows the extracted contents of the compressed folder. Double click on the application file in order to start the game. Please ignore any warning system messages that may appear and proceed.

On the dialog box that will open you may select the preferred settings for your game. It is recommended to run the game in windowed mode, as it allows to close the window and exit the game easily (please see screenshot below):

Select the screen resolution and graphics quality (higher graphics quality is more demanding for system resources). If you have more than one displays you may select where the game will appear. Running the game in windowed mode is easier, as it allows to close the window and exit the game immediately.

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