Esper Augmented Reality Trainer from 3D4Medical Will Change the Way We Learn Anatomy

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3D4Medical Labs makes award-winning medical and fitness software. Their applications are used daily by education and clinical organizations around the globe. They have over 12 million downloads, numerous prestigious awards, and appearances on stage at major industry events. Their anatomical models are the most detailed available on consumer devices, which they build by studying real anatomical structures, and combining them with world-class medical knowledge.


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Straight from the 3D4Medical Lab, discover how you will interact with the anatomy using augmented and mixed reality with their new Project Esper. Take a look at the future of medical learning with the video above about this world-class education tool that utterly transforms the way people learn about the human body.

Learn more on the 3D4Medical Labs website!


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Remedy Simulation Provides Custom Manufacturing for Pre-Surgery Market

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At IMSH 2016 HealthySim was able to learn more about Remedy Simulation Group which provides custom manufactured simulated learning products for the pre-surgery market place. 3d printing is a complicated process which involves a lot of learning — and for those clinical programs that want to have a 3d printed model of specific anatomy direct from CT scans of their patient, Remedy Sim is the place to go! Check out our 2016 interview to learn more about their Rapid Anatomy printing and other product innovations:

About Remedy Simulation Group

Simulation and Innovative Manufacturing Remedy Simulation Group uses the best combination of old school production methods and cutting edge technology providing solutions to the medical community. Remedy offers our own line of Medical Simulation products developed from customer input. We build all products in the United States and provide the same innovative production methods to medical startups and other medical simulation companies via Contract Manufacturing. Speed and cost are addressed with the use of cutting edge 3D printing equipment. Our Rapid Anatomy branded service allows us to develop products faster and provide the medical community with custom patient anatomy in a physical form you can hold and explore. At Remedy Simulation Group we look forward to working with you to Improve the Standard of Practice!

“Venous” Venipuncture & IV Administration Trainer

Remedy’s simulation product, “Venous” can be used to practice basic venipuncture and IV administration skills. “Venous” can be attached to a standardized patient as well as a mannequin and can be positioned on different parts of arm and hand to simulate various points of entry. Hard backing exists to prevent unwanted needle puncture. The skin and single vein are durable and realistic and can endure repeated needle sticks. This trainer provides realistic blood flashback and blood can be made simply with water and food coloring. “Venous” has replaceable parts and is an economical option for simulating basic venipuncture and IV administration skills.

Rapid Anatomy:

  • Ideal for pre-surgical planning
  • Experience patient anatomy in a 3D physical model
  • All files are submitted and stored per HIPPA regulations
  • All projects are reviewed by a professional Radiologist to assure accuracy

Operative Experience Inc Adds Senior Executives to Expand Realistic Surgical Training Simulators

At IMSH 2012 Operative Experience Inc (OEI) caught our eye at HealthySimulation.com as a hyper realistic simulator for surgical training. At the event I had a chance to interview the founder CEO of the company Dr. Robert Buckman on OEI’s product and support from the DOD. You can read our full OEI 2012 article here, but I have relinked the video below. Today we are hearing that OEI has expanded its executive team in the goal of expanding product development and global growth. This on the recent announcement at IMSH that by Lou Oberndorf, the man who founded METI (acquired by CAE Healthcare in 2012). Thus — OEI is one to keep on your radar for new innovation products and companies in healthcare simulation!

Official Press Release

Operative Experience, Inc. (OEI), a fast rising developer of high-fidelity human simulators for surgical and pre-hospital education, today announced two additions to their executive team. Jane O’Reilly, named the new Global Vice President of Sales, and Carlos Moreno, the new Chief Technology Officer, will play major roles in OEIs’ global expansion plans. “We are thrilled to be adding these two accomplished executives to the OEI team,” said Mick Navin, President/CEO of OEI. “Our goal is to be a global leader in medical simulation. Jane and Carlos both helped grow a small simulation company into a global leader. Their experience will be invaluable as we accelerate our product development and growth.”

Jane O’Reilly comes to OEI with more than 15 years of experience growing medical simulation companies. During her 10 years at METI, O’Reilly played a leadership role in doubling overall company revenue and building out a world-class sales organization. “OEIs’ products are nothing short of revolutionary,” said O’Reilly. “The global medical simulation community has been asking for this level of realism for years. I am excited to work with the team to grow the business and the impact this has in saving lives.”

Carlos Moreno joins OEI with more than 20 years of technology leadership, including eight years as the Chief Technology Officer at METI where he led the development of iStan and METIman. “Joining OEI is an extraordinary opportunity to help an innovative young company become a significant global player in the medical simulation market,” said Moreno. “The need for OEI’s 21st century technology is real. There’s nothing like it available today. I look forward to contributing to OEIs’ future innovations and success.”

OEI produces simulators to rapidly train surgeons and medics in critical, life-saving trauma skills for cesarean section, control of postpartum hemorrhage, emergency hysterectomy, craniotomy, neck exploration, emergency thoracotomy, damage control laparotomy, fasciotomy and leg amputation. Last month, OEI announced that Louis H. Oberndorf, a pioneer in the field of healthcare simulation and the founder of METI, had made a significant investment in the company and accepted the position of Chairman. OEI’s founder, Robert Buckman, MD, a surgeon and former professor at the Temple University School of Medicine, developed the OEI technology under a series of SBIR grants from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. The DOD is currently one of the primary users of OEI’s simulators.

About Operative Experience, Inc.

Operative Experience, Inc. is on a mission to revolutionize surgical and pre-hospital training. Using medical simulators with unprecedented anatomical and surgical fidelity within a rigorous experiential instructional paradigm, OEI reduces training costs while increasing training effectiveness and retention. OEI is dedicated to applying this technology to reduce combat and civilian surgical mortality, and to provide humanitarian support to developing countries with limited medical resources.

Learn more at the Operative Experience Inc Website!


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3D-Printed Hearts — A Training Tool for Canadian Surgeons via Norfolk News

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Interesting article today out of Canada and the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, which is working with 3D printing technology to help with clinical education:

About a dozen trainees — from Canada and such countries as Norway, Oman, Mexico and the United States — have come to watch master surgeons demonstrate the highly complicated techniques used to repair a number of congenital heart abnormalities and to safely practise those skills on models of their own. Three-dimensional copies have been created of five hearts from real infants with cardiac anomalies using a high-tech 3D-printer, which almost perfectly reproduces the organ’s structure using a photopolymer resin, based on sophisticated MRI and CT imaging.

“Each of the models represents a very specific form of disease that is very different,” says Dr. Glen Van Arsdell, chief of cardiovascular surgery at Sick Kids. “I can look at the model and tell you what the diagnosis is.” The 3D-printed hearts — some orange, others whitish in colour — were produced by Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo, a cardiac radiologist at the hospital.

Depending on its size, a duplicate of a child’s heart can take anywhere from four to 12 hours to produce, as layer upon layer of the resin is built up, he says. While the current cost is somewhat prohibitive – estimated at about $2,000 per model — Yoo says the technology means hundreds of copies can be printed after imaging a single child’s heart to demonstrate a particular defect.

“Anybody can practise on the same structure, so that is the real value of that.” Van Arsdell says the trainees have come to Toronto to learn procedures that would typically take years to learn by watching and assisting senior surgeons before they would be allowed to perform the operation on their own. For some, such expertise isn’t available in their home countries.

Read the full article on the Norfolk News website!

EMS Distributes Panasonic’s 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System — IMSH Video Interview

At IMSH 2015 Education Management Solutions (EMS) showcased their new distribution of Panasonic’s 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System – an impressive way to explore the realistic anatomy of cadavers in a simulated environment. Using 3d glasses, participants can continue to remove various layers of anatomy and move about the cadaver from all angles. This provides a realistic version of anatomy which 3d models can only imply, while reducing educational costs and simultaneously maintaining fidelity. The system can either be stand alone or built for network access depending on your learning needs. Watch our interview above to see how easy to use and effective the system really is!

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About the System:

The 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System, which includes 1,200 real cadaver images, helps to enhance any anatomy course by providing learners the ability to navigate efficiently through different bodily layers and structures in a three-dimensional space. The 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System provides learners (including residents, medical and nursing students) more autonomy in choosing different views, angles, and combinations of anatomical images than are possible in traditional cadaver-based instruction.

Learn more at the EMS SimulationIQ website today!


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3D Printed Anatomy To Revolutionize Medical Training

Check out this amazing story coming out of Australia where 3D Printers are being used to create anatomical models for medical education!

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From the Monash University Website:

“The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical.

The ‘3D Printed Anatomy Series’, developed by experts from Monash University, is thought to be the first commercially available resource of its kind. The kit contains no human tissue, yet it provides all the major parts of the body required to teach anatomy of the limbs, chest, abdomen, head and neck.

Professor Paul McMenamin, Director of the University’s Centre for Human Anatomy Education, said the simple and cost-effective anatomical kit would dramatically improve trainee doctors’ and other health professionals’ knowledge and could even contribute to the development of new surgical treatments.

“For centuries cadavers bequested to medical schools have been used to teach students about human anatomy, a practice that continues today. However many medical schools report either a shortage of cadavers, or find their handling and storage too expensive as a result of strict regulations governing where cadavers can be dissected,” he said.

“Without the ability to look inside the body and see the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, it’s incredibly hard for students to understand human anatomy. We believe our version, which looks just like the real thing, will make a huge difference.”

After scanning real anatomical specimens with either a CT or a surface laser scanner, the body parts are 3D printed either in a plaster-like powder or in plastic, resulting in high resolution, accurate colour reproductions. The kit, which is set to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where cadavers aren’t readily available, or are prohibited for cultural or religious reasons.”

Read the full article on 3D Printed Anatomy from Australia’s Monash University here!

Free Google Body Browser

Today Google released its free Body Browser. This online application allows you to explore human anatomy in 3D in great detail. I think its in a BETA phase right now, but its a great tool!

Story about the free simulated body software:
http://www.knowabouthealth.com/google-body-browser-allow-you-to-explore-3d-human-anatomy/7224/

Direct link:
http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/


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