MedCognition, a Medtech startup has been contracted to develop military medical training modules for the United States Army using its PerSim augmented reality (AR) patient simulator system.
MedCognition will utilize its PerSim AR system to create military-specific trauma training modules for supporting tactical combat casualty care, as well as to emulate battlefield and mass casualty incident injuries, for training purposes, under a new $750,000 development contract.
Bringing Medical Simulation To You Through Mixed Reality
PerSim™ leverages Microsoft HoloLens© mixed reality to project life-like patient simulations into your actual real-time work environment.
With PerSim™, you can provide pre-hospital medical training in the settings where first responders actually provide life-saving care: at the incident site, in the back of an ambulance, on a gurney in transit.
(See PerSim in action, the first holographic, augmented reality simulator designed for pre-hospital personnel. Courtesy of MedCognition and YouTube. Posted on Jul 20, 2018.)
Instead of classrooms or on-screen training modules, PerSim empowers trainees to practice caring for critically ill patients with the tools and in the environments they actually deliver care to, and learn through hands-on experience.
MedCognition claims the PerSim system as the first patient simulator designed specifically for the pre-hospital professional, and will develop military-specific trauma training modules over the next 12 months, which the U.S. Military will implement for years to come.
The portable PerSim system enables participants to see patient simulations with various clinical presentations, which includes respiratory distress, stroke and minor traumas.
PerSim empowers educators and trainees to practice caring for critically ill patients with the tools and in the actual environments where they deliver care.
MedCognition, is partnering with Chenega Healthcare Services on military medical education and training initiatives for the U.S. Army.
“Experiential learning is a cornerstone of providing quality patient care and potentially preventing medical errors, especially in a frantic and stressful environment like pre-hospital,” explained Kevin King, MedCognition CEO and US Army combat veteran physician.
“MedCognition delivers affordable, realistic and portable tools for first responders and healthcare clinicians to learn through hands-on experience.”
“Instead of classrooms or on-screen training modules, PerSim empowers educators and trainees to practice caring for critically ill patients with the tools and in the actual environments where they deliver care.”
“This contract expands our capabilities into military medicine and battlefield care, with the hope that this could help save the lives of critically ill and injured soldiers.”
WHAT IS PERSIM™?
Meet PerSim™, is a patient simulator designed specifically for the pre-hospital professional.
Highly realistic depictions of actual patient conditions like diaphoresis (sweating) or seizures.
Both adult and baby are included, with more models in development.
Lightweight and portable. Weighs less than 30 pounds.
Battery operated. Use it almost anywhere: indoors, outdoors, in vehicles.
Simple instructor interface — easy to program, easy to useAffordable. Costs a fraction of mechanical simulators.
No messy fluids. No mechanical parts to break.
(For further example, see a video demonstrating different PerSim™ Baby animations. Courtesy of MedCognition and YouTube. Posted on May 27, 2018.)
Previously, “high-fidelity” simulation training has been the province of expensive, bulky and unrealistic mechanical mannequin simulators which are often confined to “sim centers”.
The PerSim™ is an affordable, portable and highly realistic patient simulator that can be used nearly anywhere, in a store, on an ambulance, in a plane or on the side of the road, allowing pre-hospital providers the ability to train where they work.
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