January 23, 2023By Lance Baily

EMS Launches Intelligent Immersive Reality Learning Solution

Education Management Solutions launched the company’s intelligent, immersive reality learning solution at the 2023 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). Ideal for learners across educational institutions and healthcare providers, the solution blends traditional instruction with augmented reality to create a fully immersive simulation experience. By fusing visual, virtual, wearable, biometric, and haptic feedback devices medical simulation training can now be measured in three dimensions. This HealthySimulation.com article shares more about the clinical simulation solution and how IMSH 2023 attendees can learn more.

“Coming from a simulation-centric military background, combined with my decades of experience in higher education, the critical need to scale the healthcare workforce was a top strategic priority,” said Matt Merino, CEO of EMS.

Through an open architecture and seamless integration with multiple training tools and automated intelligent performance analysis, the solution measures the full spectrum of immersive experiences, capturing baseline learner actions, audio and video. This next-generation intelligent solution from EMS quantifies not only actions taken by the participant, but also merges biometry and haptic feedback elements. This is to evaluate instructional impact allowing administrators to automate core skills and competency training to better prepare the next generation of healthcare workers.

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Merino believes the growing crisis and gap in global healthcare providers is far outpacing what the current education models can support. He explained that “elevating the entire simulation-based training experience, coupled with automated analysis, provides a critical tool to deliver higher impact experiences and support the next generation in delivering world-class healthcare.”

EMS is pleased to demonstrate its intelligent immersive reality learning solution throughout the 2023 IMSH conference in Booth #501 alongside the company’s valued partners in innovation: MicroHealth LLC, 4Wall Entertainment, TeslaSuit VR Electronics LTD, the Edward Via College of Medicine, and ViaSTAR Simulation Training Assessment and Research.

According to Lynn Welch, the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Education Management Solutions, the totality of training is evolving through virtual reality. This has helped enhance the individual learner experience.

“What we’ve done is bring in the biometry of the learner, in addition to the data being generated off task trainers, and wearable devices. The scenarios we’re showing in the morning every day [IMSH 2023] will be combat medic scenarios,” Welch said. “We’re integrating manikin data. People have seen that before, but we’re doing it from multiple manufacturers simultaneously, and merging that with audio and the video.”

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She added that motion capture and the biometry, along with the full haptic feedback from the actual participant, help make this experience so impactful. In the demonstration below, the combat medic wears a Teslasuit, which is a full-body haptic feedback and motion capture device.

“[This captures the manikin’s] respiration and his heart rate,” Welch explained. “As you are evaluating the quality of your simulations, [consider] the level of intensity that you think you’re creating, and the realism. How’s that mapping to the real world? [Our solution provides] real, internal reactions as well as the external action.”

EMS will be showcasing this immersive reality learning solution in a healthcare setting environment in the afternoons at IMSH 2023. Welch said the solution is very applicable to nursing and medicine academic programs. Event attendees will see a live actor with a wearable device suit that also is generating data through SonoSim. EMS will be pulling the SonoSim data in as well.

“The vest is allowing that emergency response doctor who’s in the ER to actually do a live ultrasound on a serious cardiac issue. They can then decide what action to take with a wearable vest that allows them to do an actual procedure with a live actor,” Welch explained. “[SonoSim] will be capturing all of that data which will then flow into our system, along with all the audio and the video, and again, the learner’s biometry [from] wearing the Teslasuit.”

At IMSH 2023, EMS will have the company’s Teslasuits available for event attendees to try on and experience. The company will also be doing virtual reality and mixed reality demonstrations at the event four times a day.

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EMS’ healthcare simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments range from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education and virtual interactive computer-based training tools. Further, EMS’ comprehensive technology platform aggregates curriculum and learner performance data across online, didactic, clinical, and simulation-based training modules.

Since its founding in 1994, EMS’ mission has been to provide a safe environment for healthcare professionals to develop patient care skills. The company feels strongly that its state-of-the-art technology makes simulation training even easier, from automated training sessions to feature-rich, interactive tools in the simulation classroom and mobile solutions for in-situ training environments.

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