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MIND-controlled technology that can sense a person’s reaction to a critical incident will be on show at Australian Catholic University Open Day in Banyo on Saturday, July 23.
The new technology is the latest experience on offer to the thousands of Australians who will be flocking to university open days across Brisbane between July and September this year.
People who trial the Neuromedic experience at ACU will find themselves as the leading paramedic at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Neuromedic detects the brain’s instinctive responses to prompts within the narrative to determine what happens to two injured patients.
As users are given options on how to respond, Neuromedic monitors their stress levels to determine how the scenario will play out.
Digital agency Isobar has developed the Neuromedic “mind-over-matter” interactive simulation for ACU in a first for Australian universities.
ACU associate director of digital strategy Cameron McPherson said the Neuromedic game-like experience was a unique way to demonstrate the sort of high-pressure situation paramedics faced in the course of their work.
“This is a clever and engaging way to experience the sorts of serious situations people might encounter as paramedics, or as nurses and other specialists,” Mr McPherson said.
“Neuromedic illustrates how a person’s composure and ability to remain calm in this type of scenario could lead to better outcomes for the patients.
“Our students are trained extensively to deal with anything from emergencies to more routine incidents. ACU’s close industry ties and practical experience provide them with essential skills for the workplace.”
Neuromedic is one of a number of activities at Open Day when prospective students and friends and family can explore the university.
Open Day is an opportunity to learn about study options and how ACU can support students in their career goals.
Information sessions include Associate Vice-Chancellor Professor Jim Nyland outlining plans and developments for students at the campus, representatives from the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre explaining the application process, current students talking about their own experience starting university, and staff who can answer questions about courses.
New students can win a trip to Rome, which is one of the many overseas study destinations ACU offers.
For more information about courses available at ACU and to plan Open Day, visit openday.acu.edu.au.