SimView A/V Capturing from Laerdal & HealthStream
SimView was released by SimVentures, a joint HealthStream & Laerdal project*, earlier this year at IMSH 2012, alongside the new SimPad, which continues their line of “SimCenter” based products and services. Replacing the very-much-out-of-date Debrief Viewer “AVS” desktop, the new SimView release brings Laerdal back into the market for medical simulation debriefing systems. I had a chance to talk on camera with Jeff from Laerdal and learn more about the new SimView audiovisual capture and management hardware & software packages. (*Edit: 1/15/13 – SimView is co-developed & co-owned by both Laerdal & HealthStream.)
The SimView system is designed to integrate with several camera types and microphones. The PC includes ample storage capacity with the capability for user-defined external storage locations.
Some SimView specifications include the following:
- Four HD camera inputs simultaneously
- Digital IP, analog, and USB cameras
- Software driven pan-tilt-zoom camera control
- One digital audio input
Consult your account representative for a more detailed list of SimView specifications, equipment and installation options available.
SimView PC Specifications:
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.