At IMSH 2016 HealthySim interviewed Polhemus represenative Neil Schell to learn more about the company’s 40 year history of supporting healthcare simulation with motion tracking technology used to improve learning outcomes. As you can see in this video demo the technology provides a huge range of realistic data capture learning opportunities for the specific real-time feedback and location of precision instruments – perfect for many healthcare simulator related products!
About Polhemus in Healthcare:
The future of healthcare technology is full of applications that value motion tracking and measurement that delivers instantaneous feedback, accuracy and speed. These are not only considered to be vital attributes for medical applications, but for some, they are an absolute requirement. For example, tracking the scalpel in a surgical procedure, measuring the alignment of a spine with a digitizer, or measuring the slightest of human movement are all applications that require precise motion tracking.
Polhemus technology delivers full 6DOF motion tracking, measuring both position and orientation, and our proprietary AC electromagnetic technology requires no line-of-sight. Because of this, our sensors have the capability to be embeddable, and our motion trackers are the clear choice for the leaders in healthcare simulation, including ultrasound simulators and training and simulation for surgery. Our trackers are being used by those in the rehabilitation and physical therapy market, utilizing our technology in virtual reality applications.
If you are building a medical simulator prototype be sure to consider what application Polhemus technology can bring to enhance your realism.