Roland Partride, Co-Founder of eoSurgical, wrote in to share an amazing take-home surgical simulator that all fits inside a travel-sized case! To me this represents the continued transformation technology brings to healthcare education, which allows for more hands-on training whenever, wherever.
Roland writes “eoSurgical has established a trainee-led initiative to produce affordable take-home surgical simulators. The eoSim laparoscopic simulator and it’s training modules have been validated, and we have developed instrument tracking software which gives objective performance feedback. Prices start from just £349 GBP, making it truly accessible to surgeons globally.”
The camera unit can be displayed via laptop, or even an iPad or iPhone! Watch this great tutorial which demonstrates the setup of one of their many systems:
In another short video we watch one of the many task-training procedures of the take-home surgical platform:
As we can easily see from the quickly evolving technology of mobile phones, the future of human-technology engagements will continue to transform at increasing rates. Manikins which use to need an entire computer-rack to operate now only need an iPad. What other procedures in medical education will soon be affordable to practice at home?
You can learn more about these take-home surgical simulators at: http://www.eosurgical.com/