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Potential medical simulation using video game techniques by Taran Sunkara

My name is Taran Sunkara and I am fifteen years old. I was born and raised in California my whole life. I am currently attending West High school. During my free time I like to do a lot of things. I like to read, cook and play soccer. However, like every boy I know I love to play video games.

I have been playing video games since I was 6 years old. That was two years before I found out I also love to play soccer. Even though I love both there are sometimes that I would choose to play video games rather than practice soccer. It is not that I don't like playing soccer, it's just because I like to be lazy a lot. I spend a lot of time finding ways to speed up the activity I am doing so that I can go back to just relaxing.

As a kid I have been playing a lot of games. So instead of just playing games all the time, my dad instead decided to enroll me into a robotics program that was 40 minutes away. This was a lot of fun for me. I made my own robots, and scripted the robot with help of instructors to make it move and fight in competitions against other kids robots. Other than just making robots I also made a few games. However at the time that wasn't my main focus so I did it for fun on this small program named Scratch. Scratch gave me the commands, so all I had to do was drag them and connect them to make my games. This compared to making a game from scratch is very different. Of course there are similarities but there are also big differences like writing your own code.

I plan to make a simulation to help medical students who are learning to be surgeons or a normal family doctor to learn on. This way they can get the real life consequences and real life responses that you would get if you were actually operating on someone.


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