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First published 2 September 2013

A cardiopulmonary system for a virtual patient

Vincent Ducharme, Richard Egli, Sylvie Jetté


We present a simulation of a cardiopulmonary system. The simulation is used within a serious game to help for nurses education. It runs in real-time and can be easily modified to represent different illnesses. The system can adequately react when a nurse executes an unexpected action on the patient. The simulator uses a bottom-up design to model the cardiopulmonary system, using simple mathematical models and basic interactions to reproduce high-level and complex behaviors.