Featured Job Listing: FT Medical Simulator Operator at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio

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Lots of new featured medical simulation jobs this week! Engenium is currently seeking a Simulator Operator to assist with medical simulation training for the United States Air Force Medical Service (AFMS). This full-time position is located at Wright Patterson AFB near Dayton, OH. Simulator Operators have the responsibility for the operation of simulation equipment and help with coordinating and integrating organizational training initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Operates and maintains task trainers, mannequin-based, and surgical simulators, as well as other computerized simulators
  • Operates virtual reality procedural trainers, and associated supplies and equipment
  • Operates simulation equipment with the ability to follow medical aspects of training scenarios and make appropriate adjustments based on participant actions
  • Operates audio-video recording systems
  • Set up simulation lab with supplies and equipment to meet assigned training site objectives
  • Provides feedback and recommendations to Course Director and Medical Facility staff on training equipment needs to effectively carry out training objectives
  • Oversees all simulation encounters to include after action reports (AAR) of simulation training
  • Provides weekly activity reports to the Central Program Office and other reports as required
  • Works with a broad array of stakeholders to contribute to the development of educationally sound simulation curriculum (e.g., scenarios) as needed

Basic Qualifications



Required

  • Associates degree or technical certification in a computer technology field (e.g. hardware, networking, helpdesk, etc.), or 5+ years of professional clinical experience
  • 3+ years of experience in the civilian or military medical field
  • 3+ years of experience with the operation of human patient simulation equipment

Preferred

  • Paramedic equivalent medical knowledge
  • Military experience, particularly military medical experience
  • Understanding of caring for and transporting trauma patients
  • Working knowledge of the organizational functions and training requirements of Air Force Medical Treatment Facilities
  • Experience as any technical course instructor/teacher

Professional Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and the ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of course development and education methodology for working with adult learners in a military environment
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Interested applicants should directly contact Jason Irving at Engenium


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Featured Job Listing: Medical Simulation Operators For Traveling Per Diem Position Across U.S.

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Engenium is currently seeking applicants for healthcare simulation technology operators who are willing to travel across the United States for about two weeks at a time.

Medical Simulation Operators are needed to join the growing Engenium team, assisting Nurse training events across the country. These are “per diem” roles typically lasting 2 weeks per training event. Simulation Operators have the responsibility for the operation of simulation equipment and help with coordinating and integrating organizational training initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:



  • Operates computer controlled mannikin simulation equipment with the ability to follow medical aspects of training scenarios and make appropriate adjustments based on participant actions
  • Operates an audio-video recording system
  • Sets up simulation equipment to meet assigned training site objectives
  • Facilitates simulation training and provides collaborative feedback to Course Directors and/or Medical Facility staff
  • Responsible for input and tracking of information associated with training data
  • Works with a broad array of stakeholders to contribute to the development of educationally sound simulation curriculum (e.g., scenarios) as needed.
  • Assists with any other duties that may be needed as determined by the local Simulation Coordinator or the Medical Modeling and Simulation Program

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 2 years’ continuous employment experience in a similar role
  • Associates Degree in related discipline
  • Experience in operation of audio-video recording system
  • Basic understanding of computer programming
  • Basic understanding of medical scenario development

Candidates who undergo training must commit to a flexible work schedule that involves extensive travel across the US.

To learn more please email Jason Irving, President of Engenium

Featured Job Listing: Clinical Simulation Lab Technician at Providence Medical Center Mission Hills California

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One more featured medical simulation job listing from Providence of California!

Providence is calling a Clinical Simulation Lab Technician (Per Diem/Variable shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Work closely with the Interprofessional Perinatal Simulation Program as well as Education Department staff, caregivers, and nursing instructors.
  • Be responsible for operation of the simulation mannequin.
  • Perform program maintenance and repair of the simulators, software, hardware and audiovisual equipment.
  • Be responsible for the orientation, training and ongoing support of simulation faculty during in-situ simulation.
  • Manage supplies and setup of in-situ simulation and classroom.

Qualifications:
Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Los Angeles City Fire Card
  • Current Basic Life Support ( BLS ) certification for Healthcare Providers sponsored by the American Heart Association
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to work with computers, computerized equipment, integrated AV system and computer software
  • Arrange appointments, schedules and follow-up without a conflict
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
  • Able to communicate effectively in oral and written communications to a variety of audiences

About the hospital you will serve:
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.



We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits – see our website for details: http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/index.html

Our Mission
As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Answer the call. Providence is calling jobs!
When applying online, please reference job number 132181.

Apply online right here!


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Clinical Educator Buy-In & Training for Healthcare Simulation – HealthySimAdmin Video Series Part 3

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Recently we publicly launched that the highly praised HealthySimAdmin video series with Part 1: Collaborative simulation program development and Part 2: Simulation Program Funding Models Initial and Ongoing.

Today we continue our ongoing exploration of how to start and expand a healthcare simulation program with Part 3 of HealthySimAdmin: Clinical Educator Buy-In and Training for Healthcare Simulation, which you can now watch for free below:

About this HealthySimAdmin Session:

We’ve got the manikin – now what? At times this new technology has been purchased without consideration for the time, training or support necessary to effectively engage faculty in simulation. How then do we pick up the pieces, roll up our sleeves and get simulation to work? This session will enlighten us about how to get your educators up and running with medical simulation through the encouragement of simulation champions, training platforms and controlled program expansion.

As well we learn how to increase learner performance outcomes through advanced debriefing instruction and facilitation/scenario standardization. This presentation will be followed by a HealthySimAdmin panel discussion to share strategies and tactics for starting, continuing and increasing educator utilization and program implementation. Topics to be discussed include how to reward simulation champions, simulation facilitation styles, currently available training resources, implementation strategies for the simulation methodology, internal marketing campaigns to capture interest and disseminate information, as well as gaining mandates and other administrative support. Audience question and answer period to follow panel discussion. Learn how build a successfully utilized simulation lab with quality learning outcomes with this dedicated lecture and panel discussion session.



Session Presentation Lead By:

Jane Kleinman RN, MAOM
CEO Performance Gap Solutions
Founder Medical Simulation Design

Jane Kleinman, RN, MAOM, is the CEO of Performance Gap Solutions, LLC and founder of Medical Simulation Design, Inc. both of which specialize in the strategic, operational, and sustainable planning and implementation of simulation education programs for diverse clients world-wide. She is a respected leader and developer of Inter-Professional Immersive Patient Care Management simulation experience standards for specialty team training, crew resource management, and operational system modeling designed to identify performance gaps for immediate pro-active mitigation with measurable, improved patient care across the continuum.

In addition, as a Master Trainer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality TeamSTEPPS Program she trains hospital resource teams to function as in-situ coaches for transformational InterProfessional communication behavioral changes. As an active participant in simulation based research, Faculty training, daily operations and innovative program development she understands the challenges, pitfalls, needs, and realities of the Simulation Program development journey.

With expertise in health care administration, education, space design, human factors, and product line development Performance Gap Solutions provides comprehensive expertise to clients as diverse as Community Colleges, large multi-site hospital systems, architect firms and statewide alliances.Her Simulation Program development motto is: “It’s about the methodology not the technology. Methodology impacts planning. Planning impacts outcomes. Outcomes create sustainability”. Her goal is ensure organizations help their Learners: “Turn what they know into what they do”.

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Featured Job Listing: Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist at Marian University Indianapolis

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Another awesome Simulation Technology Specialist job opportunity, this time with Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Office of Teaching Excellence and Assessment of Learning (TEAL)

Marian University seeks a Simulation Technology Specialist in Office of Teaching Excellence and Assessment of Learning to work with our College of Medicine and School of Nursing. This person assists in coordinating the technical components of the medical simulation program including pre/during/post simulation activities, collaborating with faculty on scenario development, and supporting the daily technical operations of the Simulation Center. The Simulation Technology Specialist reports to the Director of Simulation and provides technical support and maintenance of the human patient simulators, related equipment and equipment systems housed at the Simulation Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Operate and maintain simulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtual reality procedural trainers with the ability to follow medical aspects of scenarios, and make appropriate adjustments to technology systems.
  • Operate and maintain simulation-related audio-video recording systems.
  • Facilitate simulation training and provide feedback to the Simulation Director, Course Director and/or Medical faculty.
  • Create troubleshooting documents, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans for simulation equipment.
  • Provide orientation of simulation center and equipment to novice faculty and learners.
  • Perform as the technical trainer and resources liaison in the field of simulation operations.
  • Possess a high degree of comfort with computer technology; high level interpersonal skills to work with clinicians and medical staff at all levels of medical care. Provide tours of the simulation lab, providing technological demonstrate of the equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills: The ideal candidate will possess many or all of the following:

  • B-Line
  • LLEAP (non-legacy version)
  • Advanced Personal Computer Operations
  • Laerdal
  • IP Networking
  • Video Technologies
  • Canvas leaning Management System or other LMS experience
  • Lecture Capture Technologies
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Turning Point

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Instructional Technology, healthcare, or related field.
  • Personal accountability in addition to being innovative and creative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with regards to job assignments and sensitive information.
  • Experience working with clinical software applications recommended.
  • Experience translating clinical needs into successful processes and supporting system designs.
  • Demonstrated analytic decision-making, problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The demonstrated ability to be organized, detail oriented and highly accurate.
  • Experience with IP A/V systems and video conferencing.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and technical knowledge of computerized equipment.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task, work independently and build collaborative relationships in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be able to work an “irregular” schedule to fit the needs of internal clients.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. In 2016, the women’s basketball team won its first NAIA national championship. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 33 national titles.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   For consideration, please submit a current resume, a cover letter, and names and addresses of three current references. All materials should be submitted, together, electronically thru hr@marian.edu. No phone calls please. Marian University is an EOE

Featured Job Listing: Simulation Technician Associate at Arizona State University

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Another featured job from our Medical Simulation Jobs page, this time for the position of Simulation Technician Associate at Arizona State University in Downtown Phoenix! Hurry the application period ends November 4th!

Requisition Id# 27273BR

Salary Range: $16.53 – $17.00 per year; DOE

Close Date: 04-November-2016

Job Description:

Provide healthcare support for experiential learning in the Simulation and Learning Resource programs. Responsible for preparing, transitioning, problem solving and maintaining healthcare simulation equipment to include but not limited to manikins, media, computers, and related materials, as well as documentation involved. Works effectively with SLR Technology Coordinator and the Simulation Nurse Faculty in the delivery of simulation education.

Essential Duties:

  • Physical set up and take down of a variety of healthcare simulation manikins and clinical lab environments with extreme attention to detail as assigned.
  • Restocks supplies in the various simulation/lab suites located in three Mercado Center buildings.
  • Assists with tours of the SLR for a variety of groups and organizations.
  • Supports staff and faculty during the planning and running of simulation events preparing, applications, props placement, and moulage set up to create a realistic healthcare setting.
  • Maintains and repairs (AV) media, computers, simulators, task trainers, and other necessary technologies utilized by the department.
  • Maintains records and supplies, equipment, and management of inventory tracking system of departmental equipment and maintenance of the assets of the Simulation & Learning Resources department.
  • Utilizes departmental specific software, databases, and websites as directed.
  • Assists with program software to model simulators’ physiological responses to instructor specifications.
  • Develops scheduling plans for repair and maintenance that accommodates the changing needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in technology or related field AND one year experience providing information technology services; OR, three years’ experience providing information technology services; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Certificates from recognized programs that indicate mastery of tools and techniques relevant to the assignment may substitute for up to six months of experience.

Desired Qualifications:



  • Evidence of an Associate or Bachelor degree in healthcare technology or education.
  • Experience in healthcare simulation.
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal, organizational, planning, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in working in a team environment.
  • Experience in work that requires to attend to detail.

Working Environment:

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Department Statement:

The College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University is an inclusive world-class enterprise of discovery that prepares innovative, evidence-based healthcare providers, educators, leaders and researchers to optimize health in a culturally diverse global community.

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobacco free. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Fingerprint Check Statement: This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please click here or visit to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click “External Applicant” under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 27273BR

Featured Job Listing: Simulation Technician Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

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Simulation Technician – LINKS Training & Support
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States
Req: 5831
FTE: 0.6 (Clinical Services 0.6 FTE, 8 Hour; Schedule varies)

Job Link

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

The Simulation Technician facilitates the practice and experience of applying new medical techniques, using a wide variety of technologies and methodologies. This role will assist the Simulation Specialist in the implementing new services and features for existing systems.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).



  • Assists with medical simulation training by preparing for session, setting up task trainers and operating patient simulators during medical simulation scenarios
  • Prepares, plans and creates realistic simulations. Works with other staff to maintain and manage all aspects of the Simulation Lab
  • Assists in continued integration of medical simulation methodologies in curriculum, including education training, skill development and assessment
  • Operates and maintain task trainers, mannequin-based simulators, virtual reality procedural trainers and associated supplies and equipment
  • Collaborates with vendors to troubleshoot equipment and system problems and to implement hardware and software updates
  • Participates in community outreach programs and other duties as assigned
  • Sets up, operation of, and pack down of skills, simulation, and associated education equipment
  • Assists in video production such as planning, filming, and editing

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: Three (3) years of directly related work experience

License/Certification: None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to coordinate multiple meetings and resources (people, equipment, locations)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge in operating high fidelity mannequin-based simulators, Audio Visual technologies, and other simulation related Information Technology systems.
  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.
  • Knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and safety and health requirements
  • Knowledge of  PC-based and Mac-based office, Audio Visual, and editing software, computers and operating systems and ability to troubleshoot the equipment

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare Updates

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A few updates from our friends at ASPiH!

The 2016 ASPiH UK November Bristol Conference Agenda Brochure has been posted, with keynote announcement by Dr. John Vozenilek MD, FACEP. Chief Medical Officer Jump Simulation and Education Centre University of Illinois. This is a multidisciplinary conference focusing on the latest research, technologies and applications of simulated practice 15th-17th November 2016 at the Mercure Grand Hotel in Bristol.

ASPiH and the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) are pleased to announce a series of co-designed one day workshops to help illustrate and enhance the integration of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) methodologies within health care education and delivery.



Thursday 29th September 2016 – Glasgow Crowne Plaza
Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Bristol Mercure Grande

Each event will feature presentation of different case studies to enable participants to consider the techniques used in more depth and gain an appreciation of the application of HFE across a range of health care contexts and purposes. We are in discussion with CIEHF regarding options for publishing a report or summary paper that will feature selected case studies for wider circulation to policy makers, regulators, commissioners, and professional bodies in healthcare.

Finally, membership to the ASPiH website has been upgraded with the following opportunities:

  • Discounted registration fee at the annual ASPiH Conference
  • Discount with selected affiliate organisations
  • Subsidised fees at selected UK regional events
  • Reduced rates for ASPiH delivered or supported training courses
  • Reduced subscription rate for the BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Journal
  • Opportunity to be involved with ASPiH Special Interest Groups (SIGS) relevant to expertise/speciality
  • Eligible for being invited to Chair positions in SIGS and for membership of the Executive committee
  • Opportunity to promote job vacancies free of charge on the ASPiH website
  • Communications Receive direct email notices and quarterly e-Newsletter from ASPiH
  • Receive the ASPiH Annual Report summarising the Associations’ member-driven activities and key initiatives
  • Connect with other members and experts via our community

Visit ASPiH’s website for more great resources from UK’s leading Simulation Organization!

Lance Baily To Support the Launch of New Preterm Simulator from SimCharacters

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Sim Champs it must be clear by now that as the Founder of HealthySimulation, SimGHOSTS and other simulation-based resources that I have a passion for the technological innovation of the healthcare simulation industry. I truly believe in the power of this methodology and technology to help improve learning and patient safety outcomes. Happy to announce today that I will be working for the next few months as a “Marketing and Strategy Consultant” with the Austrian-based company SimCharacters to help with the launch of their new High Emotion preterm simulator, Paul.

This summer while traveling between SESAM and SimGHOSTS events I had the opportunity to come through Vienna to meet with the SimCharacters team, who are located in the same offices as SimStation. I was amazed how these two companies and their partners and leveraged two decades of experience to connect development, project management, clinical education, video production, website, and media production facility design into a powerful collaborative group.



Founded by Neonatologist and Simulation Trainer Dr. Jens-Christian Schwindt, the new company brings together a wonderful team of mechanical/electrical engineers, movie special effects and makeup artists, software developers, clinical educators, and business entrepreneurs that I immediately connected with. Having seen the latest prototype of the Paul High Emotion Simulator, I can attest that this powerful new technology will massively enhance the learning opportunities of neonate teams around the world like nothing we have seen before.

As usual, keep following @HealthySim on twitter for daily simulation resources and visit SimGHOSTS for upcoming announcements about their 2017 hands-on simulation technology training conferences.

I’ll be sharing more updates about this project as we near January’s IMSH 2017 but for now be sure to follow SimCharacters on Facebook where more english translated articles are coming soon!

DextaRobotics Builds Hand Haptics Device for Virtual Reality Medical Learning

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One of the limitations of current virtual reality systems is the lack of tactile feel when engaging with realistic learning environments. Angleing a scalpel, inserting an NG tube, feeling a pulse — all of these critical skills that require touch to learn and perform properly. where touch Without a doubt physical touch technology will have to become integrated into advanced technologies in-order to maximize learning outcomes. Recently, Dexta Robotics released a product which is taking a giant leap forward into the touch of VR. Check out the video to see the prototype in action:



About Dexmo

Compared to other force feedback devices, Dexmo is very light. It can run on battery power and work wirelessly for a relatively long time. Dexmo captures 11 DoF of users’ hand motion. The mechanical linkage nature makes the readings much more robust compared to IMUs. The force feedback ability allows the user to feel the size and shape of any digital object, which greatly improves immersion. Variable stiffness is achieved by precise motor control. With this feature, each virtual object can have their own stiffness. In the past two years we have made over 20 iterations of Dexmo and tested numerous force feedback methods. These valuable experiences helped us build a better human-machine-interaction tool.

Learn more about the Dexmo on the DextaRobotics Website