ECMO Simulator 'EigenFlow' Now Available from CLR | IMSH 2015 Product Demo
At IMSH 2015 I ran into Paul Curtis who let me know that after the positive support received from showcasing his innovative ECMO simulator designs at the SimGHOSTS 2012 event, he had launched his own company Curtis Life Research to provide the world with the EigenFlow! With a background in medical simulation, Biomedical and computer engineering it’s no wonder Paul has created a unique innovation in the field of healthcare simulation. Watch our video interview below to learn more about how you can now bring ECMO simulation to your educational program!
About the EigenFlow
Until now, an ECMO educator was present in the sim environment, manipulating the circuit in the presence of the trainee. As institutions began to develop their own ECMO simulations many realized that higher-fidelity simulation would not be possible without the development of a remote controlled simulator connected to the ECMO circuit.
At the heart of EigenFlow is an intuitive iOS interface available for free from the App Store. Rather than tethering control of the EigenFlow to desktop computers, we developed an intuitive iPhone/iPad app that wirelessly controls the EigenFlow. With one hand, controlling EigenFlow it allows control of manikin vitals with the other. EigenFlow connects wirelessly through Bluetooth, so you can control simulations from up to 100 feet.
With EigenFlow you can Simulate:
- Air Embolus
- Blood Monitoring
EigenFlow is a multifunction wireless ECMO simulator ideal for in situ training of perfusionists and ECMO specialists. Simply interpose the EigenFlow into your existing adult or pediatric ECMO circuit and remotely simulate thrombi, line obstruction, air emboli, and changes in pulmonary and cardiac function.
Learn more at CurtisLifeResearch.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.