Polhemus Provides Motion Tracking Technology To Enhance Healthcare Simulators
At IMSH 2016 HealthySim interviewed Polhemus representative Neil Schell to learn more about the company’s 40 year history of supporting healthcare simulation with motion tracking technology used to improve learning outcomes. This video demo demonstrates the huge range of realistic data capture learning opportunities the technology provides for the specific real-time feedback and location of precision instruments – perfect for many healthcare simulator related products!
About Polhemus in Healthcare
The future of healthcare technology is full of applications that value motion tracking and measurement that delivers instantaneous feedback, accuracy and speed. These are not only considered to be vital attributes for medical applications, but for some, they are an absolute requirement. For example, tracking the scalpel in a surgical procedure, measuring the alignment of a spine with a digitizer, or measuring the slightest of human movement are all applications that require precise motion tracking.
Polhemus technology delivers full 6DOF motion tracking, measuring both position and orientation, and our proprietary AC electromagnetic technology requires no line-of-sight. Because of this, our sensors have the capability to be embeddable, and our motion trackers are the clear choice for the leaders in healthcare simulation, including ultrasound simulators and training and simulation for surgery. Our trackers are being used by those in the rehabilitation and physical therapy market, utilizing our technology in virtual reality applications.
If you are building a medical simulator prototype be sure to consider what application Polhemus technology can bring to enhance your realism.
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.