Polhemus Delivers World Class Motion Tracking Technology to Medical Simulation Industry
Ever wonder how that Ultrasound Simulator knows the exact angle of a learner’s probe? Today we are highlighting Polhemus, a company which has been breaking new ground with best-in-class 6 Degree-Of-Freedom (6DOF) electromagnetic tracking systems for over 40 years. Their product line includes the latest technology for motion tracking, 3D laser scanning, eye tracking, and caters to healthcare, military, and research and technology markets.
Are you building a medical simulation task trainer or simulator which could take advantage of advanced motion tracking technology? Polhemus provides state-of-the-art tracking products and will collaborate with you to develop your prototype. Check out my video interview with Neil Schell, Director of Business Development at Polhemus, during IMSH 2016:
About Polhemus Technology
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. Their trackers are being used by those in the rehabilitation and physical therapy market, utilizing our technology in virtual reality applications.
The Polhemus 3D laser scanning products have enabled areas within healthcare to be taken to the next level. Prosthetics and orthotics professionals use our trusted scanner because the scanner is easy to use, portable, and amputee patients report that because of Polhemus scanning technology, “their socket has a perfectly close and intimate fit.”
Another area in health care revolutionized by our technology is precision localization. Their tracking technology can synchronize CT or MRI images with the patient’s actual position. Respiratory gaiting and other real-time movements can be monitored and measured enabling precise localization.
Polhemus offers an array of motion tracking products, 3D laser scanners, and eye tracking technology. Learn more about our Applications, Case Studies and Customers we cater to in the healthcare market.
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Surgical Simulation
- Ultrasound Training Simulation
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Burn Masks
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.