IMSH 2015 was another showcase year for innovations in medical simulation. Starting off I visited with B-Line Medical booth, who announced a first for healthcare simulation with the ability to capture first person perspectives in their a/v recording platform.
With no headaches on the user’s side, B-Line Medical customers will be able to directly integrate Google Glass devices as a POV camera feed into their SimCapture system. Imagine putting Google glass on your primary learner, your patient manikin or confederate standardized patient. Each one of those unique angles will provide increased fidelity and debriefing opportunities for learners outside the simulation lab.
Benefits of Using Google Glass and B-Line Medical’s SimCapture:
- High Definition: Video Engineered to provide the highest definition and lowest latency video supported by Google Glass.
- Unique Perspective: View simulation through the eyes of learners to gain a better perspective of their experience and provide more precise guidance on their technique.
- Portability: Recording video over Wi-Fi to any SimCapture on your center’s internal network allows you to maintain the first-person point-of-view video no matter where you are in the room.
Laerdal’s LLEAP and Vitalsbridge
Next door, Laerdal showcased their new LLEAP software, which stands for Laerdal Learning Application. To simplify simulation, the new LLEAP software unifies the control of all PC operated Laerdal simulators in one intuitive platform. This software is free in 2015 for existing Laerdal customers and looks easy to learn for those already familiar with their platform — or just beginning into simulation.
Laerdal also showed off a new hardware innovation in the form of this small black box called Vitalsbridge — which makes it possible to hook up specific models of Philips or GE Healthcare clinical patient monitors directly to your SimMan 3G or SimMan Essential! *Note that new Vitalsbridge hardware will need to be installed by a Laerdal Field Service Engineer into your SimMan product. Vitalsbridge really increases fidelity for Laerdal customers operating simulation in their professional care environments.
CAE Healthcare’s Fidelis Module, Replay & VirtaMed announcement
Lastly for this highlights video we stopped by CAE Healthcare, who unveiled a new module for their Fidelis Maternal Simulator which enables customers to convert Lucina to a standard female patient with a non-pregnant abdomen and new Clinical Scenarios. CAE Healthcare also showed off their new Replay mobile camera system and announced a partnership to distribute European based VirtaMed surgical training products in the United States and Canada.
There’s a lot more video content from IMSH 2015 coming soon so stay tuned to HealthySimulation.com!