Symbiotic Simulation Decision Support System for Injury Prevention

  • Gokul Bhandari
  • Anne Snowdon
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 4)


Symbiotic simulation decision support systems refer to a class of decision support systems in which there is a presence of beneficial feedback between a physical system and a simulation system. In this paper, we report the design and development of such a system in the area of injury prevention. Specifically, we used our decision support system to lower the occurrences of patient falls in hospitals and to minimize injury and death due to the improper use of child safety seats in vehicles. Empirical results from our study show a great potential of our DSS for assisting decision makers and stakeholders in the healthcare sector.


Decision Support System Injury Prevention Road Safety Road Traffic Injury Safety Seat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gokul Bhandari
    • 1
  • Anne Snowdon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WindsorCanada

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