Frequently asked questions

What is SIMOONS?

It is the first platform of the Centre for Simulation-Teaching Management integrated to be into Vall d’Hebron Hospital. SIMOONS allows us to train and improve the preparation of internal and external healthcare professionals.

Who is the platform aimed at?

All healthcare workers who want to train in both technical and non-technical skills in different clinical scenarios.

How do the SIMOONS modules work?

They work with virtual simulators that use serious games as a training tool for non-technical skills. The training can be carried out in multi-user mode, combining different professionals and generating a comprehensive, facilitator-guided simulation learning system, with briefing and debriefing sessions to provide a real-time response to participants’ orders and actions during the simulation.

This experience includes a real-time chat system and a voice system for communication between participants and facilitators. This incentivises teamwork during the simulation. In technical terms, it should be noted that the system uses WebGL, which permits real-time execution of the experience from any WebGL 2.0-compatible browser without having to download applications or install files beforehand.

Can new serious games be developed?

Explain your needs to us by sending an emailto and we will assess the best way to do it.

How can I organise a training session using SIMOONS?

At the Vall d’Hebron Centre for Advanced Clinical Simulation we organise SIMOONS internal and external training and courses for trainers. Internal personnel can check the latest training calendar on the intranet. If you are external, send an email to and we will organise it for you.

What do I have to do to become one of your partners or sponsors?

Cooperating is growth. Explain your goals to us by sending an email to and we will get in touch with you.

What are the requirements for using the SIMOONS platform?

The platform is suitable for both PC and MAC. It requires the Windows 10 32/64 bit operating system, WebGL 2.0 browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Edge); an Intel CPU i3 processor, 4 GB RAM of memory; graphics: Intel (R) HD Graphics 520; DirectX: version 11; Internet connection required; storage: 4 GB of free hard disk space and a webcam for the videoconferencing system.

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