The game targets secondary school children aged 11-14. Players need to navigate the London Air Ambulance helicopter and choose a suitable landing spot. They then choose what life-saving treatment to apply to the patient. HELIMED uses video, audio commentary and interactive features. The game exposes children to STEM concepts in a real life, exciting and inspirational context.
Medical innovation, leadership and teamwork
HELIMED enables users to understand more about aviation, medical innovation, leadership and teamwork. Whilst playing users experience four virtual life-saving missions based on real-life roadside scenarios that advanced trauma teams attend. Players are tested on a range of subjects including their maths, physics, medical knowledge, and decision-making.
Critical decision making
HELIMED includes scenarios where patients have been involved in a road traffic collision, stabbed, or fallen from a height. These are incidents that the London’s Air Ambulance team commonly attend. Players assume roles as our doctors, paramedics or pilots to try and save their lives. They must first decide if the 999 call fits the criteria for automatic dispatch of the advanced trauma team. Next they must use their navigation skills to fly the advanced trauma team to the scene of the