IV Access Sim

Mixed Simulator of IV Access

This robust, turnkey mixed reality simulator simulates a hand and forearm for practicing, learning, teaching and debriefing IV placement procedures.

Designed for austere environments, it does not require wireless or internet access or wet fluids; accepts 110/220V, 50—60Hz. It can be unpacked and set up by a person unfamiliar with it and be operational in 5-7 minutes.

The portable simulator fits inside a military-spec padded case with inbuilt wheels and telescoping pull-handle that meets airline checked luggage size limits (L+W+H=60”) and weighs less than 50 lbs.


  • 3D-printed physical hand and forearm including bones
  • Virtual model of the anatomy of the veins, arteries, muscles, bones, and nerves
  • Tracked instruments: IV needle, IV catheter, and virtual camera
  • Common SMARTS modular stand with interoperable instruments for use with other modular anatomies
  • Automated checklist algorithm and replay system


  • Adheres to SMARTS (System of Modular Augmented Reality Tracking Simulators) rapid simulator development platform specs
  • Quick-release placement and indexing of SMARTS-compliant anatomies to SMARTS platform
  • Precise sub-millimeter tracking of all tracked tools
  • Skin-like gel can be rejuvenated in-situ for indefinite re-use


  • IV placement in back of hand
  • Shallow IV placement in forearm
  • Deep IV placement forearm under ultrasound guidance

IV Access sim palm up

IV Access sim palm down


  • Adjustable view modes for realism and AARs
  • Cognitive aids for US needle alignment
  • Tourniquet pressure monitor
  • Debriefing with replay of past procedures
  • Virtual vein size responds to tourniquet pressure and wrist slap
  • Steadiness of virtual veins in hand responds to proper skin traction
  • Real catheter advancement