eoSurgical: Take Home Surgical Simulator
Roland Partride, Co-Founder of eoSurgical, wrote in to share an amazing take-home surgical simulator that all fits inside a travel-sized case! To me this represents the continued transformation technology brings to healthcare education, which allows for more hands-on training whenever, wherever.
Roland writes “eoSurgical has established a trainee-led initiative to produce affordable take-home surgical simulators. The eoSim laparoscopic simulator and it’s training modules have been validated, and we have developed instrument tracking software which gives objective performance feedback. Prices start from just £349 GBP, making it truly accessible to surgeons globally.”
The camera unit can be displayed via laptop, or even an iPad or iPhone! Watch this great tutorial which demonstrates the setup of one of their many systems:
In another short video we watch one of the many task-training procedures of the take-home surgical platform:
As we can easily see from the quickly evolving technology of mobile phones, the future of human-technology engagements will continue to transform at increasing rates. Manikins which use to need an entire computer-rack to operate now only need an iPad. What other procedures in medical education will soon be affordable to practice at home?
You can learn more about these take-home surgical simulators at: http://www.eosurgical.com/
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.