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Use of simulation facilities and equipment in medical training has become the fabric of curricula across nearly all professions, most notably medical school, nursing, and related medical sciences programs. The gold standard for simulators is SimMan3G, Laerdal Inc., which offers a static electronic mannequin that affords the opportunity to create disease states, signs/symptoms, and real physiological/vital sign data complemented by voice interactions between faculty (within the control room) and student. All sessions are videotaped and, through a 15-30 minute debriefing, students exchange thoughts and impressions with faculty and engage in a deep reflective learning experience. The other option for medical simulation training is the use of “standardized patients”; people who serve as mock patients to mimic signs and symptoms but, clearly, cannot mimic real disease states or physiological changes. To bridge the gap between static mannequin and real human as patient, we have begun work on the utilization of AR to bring our SimMan3G mannequin to life.