CatHETR is a project exploring how video games can be used in health education, using a pilot test of a serious game prototype with a group of inter-professional health students and educators to evaluate the effectiveness of this tool for learning about patient safety.

Developed using the Unity 3D engine, the game allows a first person experience as a medical student following a doctor through their rounds. The student chooses appropriate methods of communication with patients, nurses and the doctor. The decisions have been designed with the help of medical professionals to be non-obvious and pertinent. As the player navigates the scenario they are expected to absorb and notice not only information presented directly to them, but ambient information as well.