Medical Sim City

Presented by Florida Hospital


See how simulation technology is being used to create better doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

Simulation training gives healthcare professionals a new and enlightening perspective on how to handle real medical situations. Through scenarios that simulate genuine crisis management situations, medical simulation can increase the level of healthcare quality that participants provide.

Patient simulators can be programmed to talk, function and react like a real patient. They can mimic many normal and abnormal body functions and respond as a patient would to medical treatment. These simulators represent a breakthrough in medical training because they provide the opportunity to rehearse both simple and complex emergency procedures.


Researchers at Stryker Berchtold, a medical technologies and research company, are on the cutting edge of brain mapping research and are bringing that research to you! Their aim is to figure out which parts of the brain give us certain abilities, called localization of function, and how these parts of the brain are connected. For example, what part of our brain enables us to see the color green, interpret a joke as funny or remember what we ate for breakfast? Scientists use imaging to watch the brain work on various tasks to answer these questions and at Otronicon you can interact with this technology yourself.

The Stryker NAV3 Platform is the ultimate surgical navigation experience. The technology features a 32" HD surgeon monitor, a navigation camera arm with large range of motion makes it easy to accommodate various procedures and approaches, built-in LiveCam that allows for easy positioning of the navigation camera and smart instruments, IO Tablet user interface with touch capability and more.


Named to Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2013, Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System is transforming spine surgery from freehand operations to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures using mechanical guidance and 3-D planning software. This benefits both surgeon and patient by increasing accuracy while reducing radiation normally used for these procedures.


Children’s Transport Services

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Minutes count when an emergency occurs. It’s then that the pediatric transport team at Florida Hospital for Children springs into action, fielding a team of highly trained specialists who will accompany your child to the hospital. Each member of our transport team has extensive neonatal and/or pediatric critical care training, ensuring that your child’s quality of care is not interrupted during transport. All team members have a minimum of 3 years ICU education and hold the following certifications: NRP, PALS, ACLS, and STABLE. There is always an RN and an RRT on board, and the team operates under the scope of a physician, who stays in contact during transit. Extensive continuing education keeps our team members on the leading edge of NICU and PICU care.

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Florida Hospital for Children provides 24/7 coverage to over 30 hospitals in 15 surrounding counties, ensuring that all incoming patients get the specialized trip they need as quickly as possible.

Our dedicated pediatric ambulances are designed to cater to the needs of neonatal and pediatric patients, allowing critical therapies to be performed on the go. These international grade vehicles are fully customized with child friendly features including a DVD player and specialized medical equipment, such as dinosaur masks for nebulizer treatments. Special services include nitric oxide in transit, newborn and pediatric ventilators, and air transport via the helicopter Florida Flight 1.

Our skilled transport team extends the same the world-class care children receive at Florida Hospital for Children to all transport patients. Visit the Florida Hospital for Children ambulance at Otronicon and learn more about what it takes to be a part of the life-saving transport team. 

Otronicon introduces you to cutting-edge medical technology that you would otherwise never have access to!

Florida Hospital for Children invites you to operate the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, a technological leap forward over previous models of the robotic-assisted surgery line. Offering the patient a minimally invasive surgery option, the surgeon uses wristed instruments and a 3-D viewing option to reduce surgical time, complications and infection. Patients experience less pain and a faster recovery.

In addition, the VISITOR1 from Karl Storz shows the benefits of remote presence. Expert opinion leaders and consulting surgeons can beam into operating suites throughout the world via a simple click-to-connect experience, and you can witness it firsthand at Otronicon.

Ever wanted to know your body mass index? Technicians will have you step on the scale to find out what that number is and provide health-awareness activities to follow at home.

Finally, stop by to collect your beaded necklaces for the kids and first-aid kits for the adults. Plus, get your card stamped at each Medical Simulation City exhibit and redeem it for a prize!


Design Interactive, Inc. is a local woman-owned small business that has developed a mobile gaming application to support amputees.

FreeRunner requires gamers to use gestures to control their character and make him jump, duck and run. Get fitted with a unique gesture recognition device to play the game and attain a high score to be added to the leaderboard. This technology demonstrates how to use a new brain-controlled prosthetic limb.

In 2009, Design Interactive was named one of Central Florida’s top woman–owned businesses by the Orlando Business Journal.

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