MedaPhor Launches Full Body Ultrasound Simulator: BodyWorks Eve
At IMSH MedaPhor launched BodyWorks Eve, a high-fidelity female manikin-based simulator developed specifically to meet the educational needs of medical professionals practicing Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) across emergency medicine and critical care. The new simulator combines self-directed learning with tutor-led immersive scenario training to create a dynamic and an engaging learning environment together with structured educational content – based on the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Point of Care ultrasound curriculum guidelines.
BodyWorks Eve brings together MedaPhor’s two market leading simulators HeartWorks and ScanTrainer onto one comprehensive learning platform, produced in partnership with Lifecast Body Simulation.
Following an exclusive first-look and interactive hands-on session at IMSH, delegates unanimously agreed that there is a critical need and growing demand for a standardized approach to PoCUS education and that, to date, training provision globally has been sporadic and varied in defining and delivering the key learning objectives required to practice this skill safely.
Using the most ultra-realistic simulated experiences across echocardiography (TTE, TEE), lung, trans-abdominal (TA), and pelvic ultrasound, BodyWorks Eve offers the most immersive simulated learning experiences for those looking to implement PoCUS programs.
Designed with both novices and experienced practitioners in mind, the simulator teaches probe handling skills as well as providing access to a library of over 100 ultrasound cases, using real patient scans, with the potential to display over 10,000 pathology variations, to enable trainees to develop critical diagnostic and decision-making skills.
MedaPhor COO Ian Whittaker said: “Point-of-Care ultrasound, whilst transforming the front line in emergency medicine and critical care, presents a huge challenge for the global medical industry in terms of up-skilling the workforce. BodyWorks Eve is designed to meet these specific PoCUS training requirements and help universities, colleges and hospitals bridge the training gap to deliver positive outcomes for patients.” The new simulator will ship from April 2018.
MedaPhor (AIM: MED), the intelligent ultrasound software and simulation company, develops artificial intelligence-based clinical image analysis software tools, augmented reality-based needle guidance software and advanced hi-fidelity haptic and manikin-based training simulators for medical practitioners. Based in Cardiff and Oxford in the UK and Atlanta in the US, MedaPhor is split into two divisions:
Intelligent Ultrasound Simulation and Training
Focuses on hi-fidelity ultrasound education and training through simulation. Its two main products are the ScanTrainer OBGYN and General Medical simulator training platform and the HeartWorks echocardiography simulator platform. Over 500 MedaPhor simulators have been sold to over 300 medical institutions in over 30 countries around the world.
Intelligent Ultrasound Clinical Support
Focuses on augmented reality and deep-learning based algorithms to make ultrasound machines smarter and more accessible. Products in development include ScanNav which uses machine-learning based algorithms to automatically identify and grade ultrasound images to provide scan assessment and audit of obstetric scanning. NeedleGuide aims to simplify ultrasound-guided needling by using deep learning and augmented reality to provide the user with pathway guidance and automated tracking for a range of medical procedures.
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 current Chairman of 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 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.