OEM Partners Demonstrate Computer-Based Training and Skills Assessment Solutions in Which Learning by Feel is Critical to Achieving Competency
mySmartSimulations, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will display custom, interactive healthcare skills development and training solutions that utilize haptics for applications that include urinary catheterization, IV insertion, intubation and chest tube insertions.
OPUS Mini, created by Touch of Life Technologies of Aurora, Colo., is a medical skills training and assessment environment that focuses on the development of ultrasound-guided, needle-based medical skills, such as the administration of regional anesthesia, central venous access and lumbar puncture. The product uses a virtual patient, which is based on real anatomy derived from its VH Dissector for Medical Education software product.
Punch Biopsy, developed by Ohio Supercomputer Center in partnership with medical schools in Ohio, is a simulation environment for teaching physicians to perform a simple punch skin biopsy. Through computer modeling, the simulation emulates various lesion and skin thicknesses, and it includes a haptic device that provides the tactile sensation of sampling the skin with a punch biopsy.
In addition, Geomagic will display several of its Phantom haptic devices and demonstrate its OpenHaptics software. OpenHaptics is an API that provides a simple environment for developers to add haptic properties to their own computer-based applications, such as these shown by Geomagics OEM partners.
Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagics scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagics Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment.
Geomagics software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coin design, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the worlds leading companies and research organizations use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW, Boeing,Harley Davidson,Timberland,Mattel/F isher Price, Lego,Pratt & Whitney,NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M,DanaherandInvisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.