Hospitals - Extend the value of your current simulation training suite

With each new advance in simulation technology, there is increasing pressure to demonstrate ROI for your existing simulation suite. The Virtual Patient Interactive Trainer (VPIT) for Hospital Simulation Centers creates an entirely new source of training efficacy and value, leveraging tools you already have.

The VPIT for hospitals is currently under development! Providing a dynamic visual learning experience for emergency response team training, the VPIT for hospitals delivers training via a virtual patient that presents visual cues you’d see in real-life situations. Realistic changes in breathing, changes in skin pallor, facial expressions, sweat and more make existing physical manikin systems even better with these real-world scenarios. Working in concert with compatible manikin systems, the VPIT software mechanically integrates with the physical manikin to mirror elements of the patient’s condition (e.g., breathing rate, breathing symmetry, pulse, oxygen levels and more). Practice physical interventions on the physical manikin, with increased realism provided by the VPIT.

Team Focused

Simulation training is often conducted in small cross functional teams of 4-5. With VPIT each group member can see patient changes in real-time through their own mixed reality device (a Microsoft Hololens), so all members of the groups stay engaged and immersed. Individual views that support the specific needs of various team members are currently being developed.. VPIT also presents both internal and external views of the patient.

Equipment

We work with you to design an equipment configuration specifically tailored to your needs. We purchase the devices on your behalf with no markup and install the software on each device prior to delivery. A typical configuration looks like: one instructor Microsoft surface tablet that controls five Microsoft Hololens mixed reality viewers for students.

Stand-alone or Not?

The VPIT provides additional realism to existing manikins or part-task trainers using a fiducial marker anchoring system to place the virtual patient. It can also be in full stand-alone mode with no physical simulation paraphernalia required.

Tracking and Reporting

Both versions of the VPIT support gaze tracking and scenario reporting data. As the student progresses through the scenario, data is continuously captured to reflect where on the virtual patient the student was looking. Data is automatically stored in each student’s record to easily review where improvements can be made. Implementation of physical interventions is also automatically stored for quick review of each student’s skill set. This time-stamped record allows for more effective after action reviews to reinforce positive decisions and actions taken by the student, as well as to identify opportunity areas.