Summary of Product Demo Video Interviews from IMSH 2017 Trade Show Floor

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Hey Simulation Champions! Today we are sharing a comprehensive review of all the product demonstration interviews HealthySimulation produced exclusively from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2017 Orlando Tradeshow floor! These videos will help you to catch up with the latest news and information about innovative new products and services entering the field of healthcare simulation, so be sure to watch them all!


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Exclusive IMSH 2017 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews:

Finally, here is the HealthySim staff writeup about our favorite products from IMSH 2017!


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VimedixAR from CAE Healthcare Uses Microsoft Hololens for Futuristic Ultrasound Training

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During our IMSH 2017 “favorite products” recap I shared about my first look at the Augmented Reality version of CAE Healthcare’s Vimedix Ultrasound simulator. The CAE VimedixVR ultrasound simulator leaps to life with the Microsoft HoloLens module. Freed from the limits of a two-dimensional environment inside a monitor, users can display, enlarge, turn, and rotate realistic-looking anatomical parts, or command them to return into the manikin body. Learners engage in augmented reality to view the inter-relatedness of internal structures, and witness (in real time) the ultrasound beam as it cuts through human anatomy. CAE representatives explained to me that that you can “gather your learners for a shared, immersive experience that will inform and delight as our HoloLens-based solutions will inspire deeper understanding from the start, and awaken their imaginations to better treatments and tools to improve patient care.”

This video is one of a great series you can check out on CAE Healthcare’s Vimeo page!

More from CAE about the Hololens

“We are on the cusp of a new frontier in simulation for healthcare,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, president of CAE Healthcare. “Augmented and virtual reality can accelerate learning and provide shared training experiences in a more immersive and engaging clinical learning environment. Our engineering team is just beginning to explore possibilities with the Microsoft HoloLens, and we look forward to offering it as a key training solutions technology to our industry partners.”

The CAE Healthcare team has already begun to develop training prototypes with the medical device industry that incorporate the Microsoft HoloLens and are expected to accelerate professional  education for new technologies.  With CAE Healthcare’s virtual views of human anatomy and the Microsoft HoloLens, physicians will be able to practice placing cardiac devices or implants with speed and precision before they perform procedures on real patients.

“At Microsoft our goal with HoloLens and mixed reality is to help customers visualize and interact with 3D content in ways that offer new possibilities for creation, collaboration and consumption of information,” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager, Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Experiences. “It is inspiring to see how CAE is integrating HoloLens into its healthcare simulation portfolio, and we are excited about the opportunities mixed reality presents to revolutionize the future of patient education and training through the use of holographic computing.”

The “aha” moment for me was being able to see my device insertion past the physical walls of the anatomy. Now I can see exactly what was happening outside AND inside the body at the same time! Genius!

Learn more and sign up for future updates about CAE Healthcare Hololens products here!

Conquer Mobile Wins Best in Show Award at IMSH2017 Showcase with PeriopSim VR Training for Nurses

Conquer Mobile was awarded ‘Best in Show” at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase in Orlando last week. The company won the small company / entrepreneurial award for its PeriopSim Virtual Reality training for OR nurses.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) – February 7, 2017 – Conquer Mobile today announced that the company won a key award at IMSH, the leading event for the healthcare simulation industry, in Orlando this week. The IMSH Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase brought together 33 participants demonstrating innovative simulation training solutions for healthcare. A judging panel from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) made awards in 4 categories: large company, small/entrepreneurial company, researcher and student. Conquer Mobile won the entrepreneurial award for its PeriopSim VR instrument training for OR nurses.

The company’s PeriopSim iPad simulation training platform is already in use in over 300 facilities across North America. The fully immersive PeriopSim VR solution, using the HTC Vive hardware, was unveiled for the first time at the IMSH Serious Games showcase.
“We are so excited to win this award,” commented Angela Robert, CEO of Conquer Mobile. “PeriopSim VR has already been used in academic research but this is the first time we have shown our new immersive instrument trainer at a conference.”
This year’s IMSH conference was held from January 28-February 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando Florida. IMSH brings together over 2,500 physicians, nurses, educators, administrators, centre operations directors, technology specialists and other health care leaders in medical simulation. The Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase is in its fifth year and attracts vendors and researchers from all over the world with new and innovative simulation solutions.
About PeriopSim
PeriopSim is a simulation training solution for iPad and VR, for clinicians who need to learn surgical instruments and procedures. PeriopSim enables surgical staff to practice safely before surgery.  Using video of real surgeries and voice prompts, users are guided through a surgery and prompted to use the correct tool at every step. Gamification techniques such as scoring and timed challenges motivate learners to practice and hone their skills. It is aimed at both students and experienced perioperative nurses preparing for unfamiliar procedures. It is designed to be purchased by educators, as part of a hospital education program, as an institutional purchase.
The product is currently part of a pilot program with the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN). It is in use at over 300 facilities across North America and is the subject of the top ranking international peer reviewed academic research paper on BioMedCentral. The paper, ‘Simulation-based training for burr hole surgery instrument recognition’, looks at the impact of simulation training for instrument knowledge and recognition among neurosurgery residents
PeriopSim is available as a free preview version on the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id960363034&mt=8 .
About Conquer Mobile
Conquer Mobile is an education technology company specializing in healthcare. With deep expertise in VR, simulation, UX and gamification, the team creates engaging apps that deliver education as an experience. Current focus areas include: medical simulation training, enterprise safety education and custom VR and healthcare apps.

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HealthySim’s Favorite New Products from #IMSH2017

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This has been an amazing week for healthcare simulation with a huge number of new products proudly displayed at the 2017 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. Over the next few months we will start posting in-depth video interviews with vendors from across the floor — but for now we wanted to share the most awesome new product highlights that blew us away!

  • CAE Healthcare Sets new bar for high-fidelity simulator eyes: Sym Eyes are LCD screen eyes that react to movement in front of them AND light. Each pupil can be set to act independently as well, to demonstrate head injuries. They will be standard in new Maternal Birthing simulators and are estimated to last 5 years.
  • Laerdal Begins Campaign to Save Every Life with donations to NPSF:  Laerdal’s Every Life campaign acknowledges lives lost or harmed due to preventable medical error and strives to connect all of us to the common goal of improving patient safety. Please join them in raising awareness about this important cause!
  • EMS SimulationIQ Launches “Phone Video Capture” Capability: Imagine a world where you could simply your simulation program could use your smart phones to capture video content for your events? That world is coming thanks to SimulationIQ’s Training In Motion systems — details coming soon.
  • Gaumard Unveils Super Tory — Simulation’s first “moving” ManikinWeighing only 8lbs and completely wireless, Gaumard set the new bar for infant simulation with Super Tory S2200 explaining that “every visual assessment provides a wealth of health information. That’s why Super Tory features lifelike limb and facial movements and programmable skin coloration that can simulate the range of visual cues seen in ill and healthy newborns.”
  • iSimulate Improves Reality of Mobile Simulation Systems and Creates Realti: iSimulate, a company always on the edge of cutting edge innovations in medical simulation has updated their iPad based vital sign systems with realistic looking monitor designs, starting with ZOLL. They have also enabled programs to use iPads for real-time video capture and debriefing via Apple products. Their partner MDT also unveiled a new infant fidelity manikin prototype that was extremely realistic and had puppet like mouth controls.
  • SIMCharacters launches Paul, The World’s First High Emotion Simulator: (Note: The author of this article is currently consulting for SIMChracters). Paul was overwhelmingly praised as an extremely realistic preterm infant simulator aged at 27 weeks with a 3D printed airway based off real MRI scans of premature babies. Their facebook video went viral during the event crossing 4,000,000 views!
  • Medical-X Shows Us What Full Range of Manikin Motion Really Means: Medical-X, creators of the Nena showed the IMSH trade show floor what “real motion” meant with the latest of Adam-X, a full bodied adult manikin built on an actual bone metal skeleton, allowing for dynamic range of patient motion that is unmatched in the industry.
  • Simulab Launches PacerMan for Immersive Transvenous Pacing Training: A very large crowd gathered around the Simulab booth for a demonstration of the PacerMan system from Simulab, who know produce the only trainer for the effective training of Immersive Transvenous Pacing. The system comes with a computer interface system for educators to make specific training outcomes and real-time learner performance.

This is by far not a comprehensive list of the trade show floor but a quick recap of the amazing video interviews coming soon to HealthySimulation.com for those of you unable to attend or see it all!

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IMSH 2017 Opens in Orlando to 2,700 Attendees From 51 Countries

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Today in Orlando Florida, 2,700 simulation champions from over 50 countries came together for the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. The event started with Stories from the Heart, a collection of shared stories from simulation champions about their experiences with healthcare simulation. The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2017) is the most important healthcare simulation conference of the year. One in which you will experience complete immersion in situations that may result in lives being improved and saved. Dr. Christine Park, President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and Dr. Chad Epps, Past-President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare — helped open the show.

About the Stories from the Heart:

Many of us have taken part in a healthcare simulation exercise and know the feeling of confidence it can bring. We understand that the knowledge gained can lead directly to improved patient safety, a change in our life, or even save a patient’s life. This is an incredible concept and many of us have a tale to tell. Come join us during our Opening Plenary Session to hear the powerful stories of how simulation has helped save a life! You can read many more Stories from the Heart here.

Mary Holtschneider RN-BC, told the story of a friend, a simulation champion herself who fell unconscious next to the hospital and was found by colleagues and rushed to the hospital that she was going to teach simulation at that day. Thankfully, the interventions that the team had learned from her simulated practice sessions were put into practice, and miraculously she survived even with more than 60 minutes of unconsciousness. Turns out — Mary was her friend in the story!

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Dr. David Gaba was honored with the Pioneer in Simulation award for his lifetime of work in shaping the industry “for his ingenuity talent and wisdom in leading the creation of modern day simulators and advancing the field as the founding editor of the journal for simulation in healthcare. Dr. Gaba received a standing ovation from the general audience!”

About Dr. Gaba

David Gaba, MD is Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning and Director of the Center for Immersive and Simulation based Learning (CISL) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Professor of Anesthesia (with tenure) at Stanford and Director of the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System where he is also a Staff Anesthesiologist. Over the last 25 years Dr. Gaba’s laboratory has worked extensively on human performance and patient safety issues. This laboratory is a pioneer in applying organizational safety theory to health care.

The laboratory is also the inventor of the modern full-body patient simulator and is responsible for introducing Crew Resource Management training from aviation to healthcare, first in anesthesia and then to many other healthcare domains. He has been the principal investigator on grants from a wide variety of funders. Dr. Gaba is an author on more than 100 original articles in a wide diversity of peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of 18 book chapters, and the well-known book Crisis Management in Anesthesiology. After serving on the editorial boards of several high profile academic and medical journals, Dr. Gaba was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the indexed peer-reviewed journal Simulation in Healthcare, the official journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

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Lou Oberndorf to Chair J. H. Whitney Acquisition of 3B Scientific

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#IMSH2017 hasn’t even officially begun and already big news coming out of Orlando. Today, Lou Oberndorf and J. H. Whitney Capital have acquired 3B Scientific – a global player in the manufacturer of healthcare simulation products. Stay tuned to @HealthySim this week for all the latest.

NEW CANAAN, Conn. and TUCKER, Ga., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 3B Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of anatomical and biological teaching aids for science, healthcare and patient education, today announced that it has been acquired by J. H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in healthcare, consumer, specialty manufacturing and business services industries. Todd A. Murray is appointed Chief Executive Officer of 3B Scientific.

3B Scientific has been a trusted leader in the global healthcare education sector for decades with representation in more than 100 countries,” said Murray, CEO of 3B Scientific. “Our partnership with Whitney will allow us to build on a solid foundation and focus on accelerating product innovation and service to meet the growing needs of healthcare training and education worldwide.”

Concurrent with this acquisition, Louis Oberndorf became 3B Scientific’s Chairman. Oberndorf, who was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare at the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, is the former founder and CEO of METI, the world’s leading medical simulation company, which was acquired in 2011 by CAE for $130M.

“This acquisition combines 3B Scientific’s breadth of products and decades of leadership with Whitney’s high-growth investment model to position 3B Scientific for the next stage of growth and innovation,” said Oberndorf. “We are passionate about the future and, together, the Whitney-Oberndorf investment initiative intends to bring a global strategy to the healthcare experiential learning and simulation industry.”

Read the full press release here!

IMSH 2017 Must Sees and Big Announcements

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Hello Sim champs! Excited to see many of you this weekend at #IMSH2017 in Orlando — where lots of great networking, product launches, and educational courses will be taking place! If you are attending, please be sure to stop by and say hi to HealthySimulation.com’s founder Lance Baily at the SimGHOSTS booth #825. Email me if you would like to setup a time to connect!

Here are some sneak peak announcements of must see items for IMSH we have already heard about from the community:

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Stories From the Heart Opening Keynote: Many of us have taken part in a healthcare simulation exercise and know the feeling of confidence it can bring. We understand that the knowledge gained can lead directly to improved patient safety, a change in our life, or even save a patient’s life. This is an incredible concept and many of us have a tale to tell. Come join us during our Opening Plenary Session to hear the powerful stories of how simulation has helped save a life! Discover how simulation can impact a medical professional’s career. Explore the ways that simulation has saved a patient’s life. Become reenergized in your practice by hearing how simulation positively impacts the work we do everyday!

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SimGHOSTS launches online course development profit share opportunity & Raffles Off Oculus Rift! Interested in creating an online course to help others learn key aspects of healthcare simulation technology and operations? More interested in earning a share of the revenue earned from developing such a course as it sells to their international audience of simulation champions? Stop by their booth #825 to learn more about the types of course content they are seeking and how you can win an Oculus Rift DK2! They are also having their annual “Pub Crawl” Sunday night starting with the “Pub” right near the convention center at 9PM!

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Cardionics launches new products! Imagine a shirt you or your low-fidelity manikin could wear, that would enable your learners to auscultate actual pathological breathing and body sounds! Attend their launch presentation with Dr. Bill Boudreaux from the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine. Date: Monday, Jan 30th Time: 3 pm – 3:30 pm Location: Rainbow Springs Room 1 & 2 (conveniently located across the lobby from the exhibit hall) to learn more about the SimShirt, SAM Gen III, and more!

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Operative Experience Launches First Major BoothLou Oberndorf, the man behind METI, is now helping Operative Experience grow their realistic surgical trainer product lines with some big new product announcements coming this week. We had a chance to see this technology a few years back during the military demonstration at IMSH, but with Lou connected to the project be sure to keep your eye out for Operative Experience.

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SIMCharacters’ North American Debut of Paul — World’s First High Emotion Preterm Simulator at simAlliance Booth – Very excited about this one readers! Come to the collaborative simAlliance booth #325 featuring Paul, the most advanced preterm infant simulation our industry has seen. Paul enables highly realistic critical care training in neonatology for improved learning and patient safety outcomes. He is a preterm simulator for neonates born at 27 weeks with realistic internal and external anatomy including 3D printed larynx which demonstrates authentic pathologies specific to preterm babies with physiological and pathological breathing patterns including RDS, BPD, cyanosis, and hyperoxia. Come see Paul and also learn more about SIMStation’s AV recording and debriefing systems, SimCore’s simulation center management tool, and the AV systems design and installation services of Level 3 Healthcare!

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CAE Healthcare Showcasing New LearningSpace Features to Current Customers! Monday Jan. 30th at 7:15-8:15AM in Discovery 45, CAE Healthcare team members will showcase sneak peaks to the latest features to their awesome LearningSpace system. If you are a new customer you can learn more about LearningSpace here or by visiting their booth #600 — the biggest booth this year! I also hear they will be showcasing some new VR technologies which I can’t wait to learn more about!

Got a hot tip on something else launching at IMSH 2017? Email us and let us know and we’ll add it here!

As always, stay tuned to @HealthySim for great tweets covering the show!


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Cardionics To Launch All New Auscultation Products at IMSH 2017!

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Cardionics celebrated the launch of their new website this week by providing HealthySimulation.com a sneak peak of the new auscultation products they will launching at January’s International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare! From the next generation SAM (Student Auscultation Manikin), to a wearable shirt that allows for ausculation of low-fidelity or standardized patients, to a new and improved Classroom Infrared Emitter (CIE) and Heartman Headphone! Check out the leaked details below:

SAM, the Student Auscultation Manikin – 3rd Generation!

Not only is SAM getting a new look and app, but new case videos, real sounds library, Echo Cardiogram Videos, and ECG waveform for heart sounds! Sounds like (pun intended) there is a lot of new learning opportunities coming out with SAM3:

Case Videos contain patient and clinical interactions for various conditions. Users can watch a video and practice listening to the SAM for a life like simulation. Users can also create and save their own case videos.

  • The Real sound library contains sounds recorded from live patients.
  • Echo Cardiogram videos associated with various heart conditions are recorded from live patients.
  • An ECG waveform is displayed with various heart sounds to help identify S1.
  • New look externally and new software look
  • SAM Online – software has a new look and a new app is on its way.

What is SAM Online?

SAM Online is Cardionics interactive online system, which provides access to heart, lung, bowel and bruit sounds, all formatted online for private use 24/7. Students, instructors and practicing medical professionals are utilizing SAM Online for at-home study, online instruction and assessment of clinical auscultation skills.

The SimShirt System

The Sim Shirt is a garment worn by a Standardized Patient (SP) for simulating physiological conditions to test a student or examiner diagnostic and procedural skill. The shirt provides a second choice to wearing the RFID tags required by the Cardionic’ SimScope. Instead of wearing individual RFID tags adhered to bear skin tags are integrated in a shirt. The shirt is reusable and washable. Note this product is finishing development so some product enhancements may be different at launch.

The SimShirt System consists of the SimScope, SimShirt, and a tablet, and customers who already own a Cardionics SimScope can separately purchase the SimShirt or tablet only

New and Improved Classroom Infrared Emitter (CIE) and Heartman Headphone

The CIE is getting a brand new look and upgraded functionality! The Classroom Infrared Emitter is designed to provide simultaneous listening for a classroom or simulation lab full of students. Many institutions find value in utilizing the Classroom Infrared Emitter with high priced manikins and simulators, allowing each student greater interaction with the sounds of the manikin or simulator. You can now connect the CIE to two additional CIEs to increase room coverage! This is an increase from 30 to 90 students.

Mark Your Schedules to visit Cardionics at IMSH2017:

Attend the Cardionics new product launch presentation “Mastering Auscultation Skills with Innovative Hybrid Simulation Solution on Monday, January 30th from 3:00-3:30PM at the Spotlight Learning Labs. The Labs will be held in the Rainbow Spring I/II room of the Hyatt Orlando. This room is conveniently right across the lobby from the entrance to the exhibit hall.

Stop by Cardionics booth # 901 at IMSH to learn more about their new products, pre-order discounts, winter promotions, and to pick some fun giveaways!

In the meant time be sure to go check out the colorful new Cardionics website!

3rd Annual Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare Launches in Singapore

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Today 250 simulation champions from around Asia and the World came together for the 3rd annual APMSH meeting at the National University of Singapore. The event was organized by co-chairs Ms Kirsty Freeman, A/Prof Suresh Pillai, and Dr. Yasuharu Okuda, and is supported by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and platinum sponsored by Asia-based simulation distributor TellYes. HealthySimulation.com was on hand to share this wonderful event!

About APMSH

This meeting brings together simulation experts, educationists, industry professionals and product distributors under one roof at the University Cultural Centre. The theme for this year’s conference “Improving Outcomes, Building Connections”, serves to underscore the utility of simulation training in enhancing patient safety and quality improvement, thereby ensuring better patient outcomes. Concurrently, the congregation of simulation professionals will help to promote regional and international cooperation, collaboration and networking by establishing ties with simulation specialists.

From exciting Pre-Conference Courses to renowned Plenary Speakers, in-conference workshops, podium presentations, poster submissions and cutting-edge product displays, there is definitely something for both the novice as well as the discerning simulation expert. Participate and engage with presenters and Special Interest Groups on the latest in Assessment & Evaluation, Program Administration, Faculty Development, Technical Operations, Instructional Methods, Research Methodologies and Interprofessional Education. Be enthralled by the first-ever Simulation Showcase highlighting live demonstrations of different countries’ approach to simulation and be invigorated by an intense debate by simulation experts during the Simulation Debate!

Follow #APMSH2016 & @HealthySim for coverage!

Laerdal Asks Simulation Experts “Is Simulation Just About the Simulator?” and More…

At the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, California, Laerdal Medical queried the experts in attendance on a variety of topics, including “Is simulation just about the simulator?” With innovations in technology expanding teaching and learning options over the past decade, simulation has become an integral part of medical education at all levels. During the event Laerdal covered a series of important questions with the following video interview topics.

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Laerdal’s Ask the Experts Series:

  1. Does Simulation Work?
  2. How does deliberate practice and debriefing work?
  3. How do I make a case for simulation?
  4. Is simulation just about the simulator?
  5. How do people manage the process of change?
  6. How do people sustain their simulation programs?
  7. What makes a good supplier partner for simulation?

Watch the entire 7 videos series from Laerdal here!