Laerdal to Announce Tablet / Possible iPad-like Device at IMSH 2012
Laerdal has released several teasers for an upcoming tablet/ipad device to be released for IMSH 2012, which promises to provide “a world of simulation in the palm of your hand”. Read more of the Laerdal teaser here.
Laerdal continues on saying “When you can apply more functionality to your existing platform, you’ll be able to maximize potential in every simulation scenario. You’ll also enjoy increased flexibility, which will allow you to tailor the simulation to meet your specific needs. The result is more effective teaching.”
To me this sounds like a mobile device or application which will enable you to quickly have information about the currently running scenario as well as take notes for debriefing purposes. We will have to wait and see if the new device can also control Laerdal hardware like task trainers, 3Gs or SimView. I’ll be sure to post a review from IMSH!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.