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February 22, 2018

Objectivity Plus Allows Healthcare to Track Quantitative Performance Across Continuum with Quantum

Healthcare is finally beginning to fully understand the need for ongoing performance based assessment through simulation. One company, Objectivity Plus, has been focusing their efforts to address this specific need with “Quantum”, a tablet-based system that quantitatively measures performance in simulation using an instructor-mediated assessment. The platform is designed to measure a participant’s integrated knowledge, [...]

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December 26, 2017

eoSurgical’s Innovative Lap Sim Instrument Tracking Goes Mobile

In the world of laparoscopic simulators, box trainers are the workhorses of developing dexterity, skills and muscle memory. However, unlike much more expensive virtual reality trainers, box trainers have not previously provided user feedback on performance.

eoSurgical Ltd, based in Edinburgh, UK, changed all that several years ago when they launched their unique and innovative instrument [...]

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November 15, 2016

Polhemus Brings Micro Sensor Motion Tracking to Healthcare Simulation

Do you believe that one day we will be able to learn from masters simply by copying their hand motions in real-time VR? Polhemus has made this reality one step closer with advanced motion capturing with micro sensors. Are you building a medical simulator? Consider the benefits that Polhemus motion tracking could bring [...]

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February 4, 2015

SoloShot2 Camera Attachment Tracks Participants Automatically

What if our Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras could track simulation participants automatically — freeing us as facilitators or sim techs to spend more time focusing on operating the manikin, speaking as the voice of the patient, or analyzing the learner’s performance? Recently I was sent this video of the SoloShot2 that automatically [...]

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