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.

 

Florida Hospital for Children is not only the presenting sponsor of Medical Sim City for Otronicon v.9, they're also filling the exhibit hall with demonstrations like 3D electrophysiology mapping – the latest system for real-time surgical navigation – and 3-D printing!

3-D electrophysiology mapping provides physicians with electro-anatomical 3-D guidance of catheters for heart procedures. It also provides electrical mapping of arrhythmias, helping reduce or eliminate the need for fluoroscopy (radiation) exposure to the patient.

Also in Medical Sim City, see a 3-D printer in action. In the medical world, 3-D printing can change lives by being a viable solution to costly and time-consuming production of implants and prostheses in addition to a variety of other applications.

Visit the Florida Hospital for Children exhibit to learn more about how 3-D printing can impact the medical community!

Ever dream of becoming a super hero? Playing the hero in video games may actually help make that a reality!

Violent video games have long been thought to increase aggression, but it appears that the opposite is true as well. A study done at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Laboratory shows that having superpowers in a video game can make people more altruistic.

Stanford researchers used a simulation game to test their theory. One at a time, 60 men and women strapped on virtual reality goggles and were whisked away to a virtual cityscape. Their airborne mission: to deliver insulin to a diabetic child. Half of the test subjects completed their mission by flying in a helicopter; the other half controlled their flight by a series of arm motions, like Superman.

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Introducing CAE Healthcare’s Caesar: an incredibly realistic and physiologically advanced trauma patient simulator!

A six-foot artificial human body that allows emergency care trainees (and trainers) to practice hands-on first emergency care in any terrain and setting. Caesar comes with a synthetic human body that can present any realistic trauma as well as vital signs and verbal cues as of a real patient. It features a computer program designed to instruct and follow through emergency care procedures. This state-of-the-art simulator allows the expert to become even more indispensable for today’s emergency calls.

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With Caesar, a student learns essential measures such as: rapid identification of life-threatening injuries; rapid airway management skills; open and closed chest injuries treatment by Needle Chest Decompression (NCD); hemorrhage control treatment; proper response to patient’s hemo-dynamic state through identification of pulse points; IV access and fluid resuscitation; and effective interpersonal and patient communication skills.

With Caesar’s automatically accurate simulated human body, complete and proper articulation of joints and spine as well as autonomous physiological responses and real verbal cues, today’s education and training for a first emergency care expert has no barriers.

 

First, there were keyboards to interact with a computer. Later on, came the mouse. Then the touch screen was introduced which allows us to use our own fingers, followed by voice detectors. Now all you need is to LOOK.

EyeTech Digital Systems brings you the “Eye Can Do It!” exhibit. You can select music, open a video and even play a game with your eyes! This eye-tracking technology uses special software, along with a high-resolution infrared camera, to detect the movements of your pupil and translate them as commands for a computer to process.

This innovation has served many thousands of people with severe disabilities who couldn’t otherwise use a computer.

 

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Have you ever heard that we only use about 10 percent of our brain to take part in our daily tasks? This “fact” is actually a myth—research in the emerging field of brain mapping tells us that all parts of our brain have an active purpose. That’s right: all 100 billion neurons and support cells that make up the human brain have a role in the way you think, look or feel!

Researchers at Stryker, 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 are use imaging to watch the brain work on various tasks to answer these questions

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