Mixed Simulator of Ventriculostomy
This robust, turnkey, mixed-reality simulator simulates part of an anatomically correct head and skull for practicing, learning, teaching and debriefing a ventriculostomy (aka external ventricular drain, EVD) procedure.
Designed for austere environments, this medical simulator does not require wireless or internet access or wet fluids and accepts 110/220V, 50/60Hz. It can be unpacked, set-up, and operational in 5-7 minutes by an unfamiliar person. The portable simulator ships 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.
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- CT Scan-based 3D printed physical head and skull
- Virtual model of the anatomy of the brainstem, scalp, brain and ventricles
- Tracked instruments: needle, catheter loaded onto stylet, hand drill and virtual camera
- Common System of Modular Augmented Reality Tracking Simulators (SMARTS) modular stand with interoperable instruments for use with other modular anatomies
- Automated scoring algorithm and replay system
- Instructional materials teach how to perform procedure on the simulator
- Ventriculostomy (EVD)
- Adheres to SMARTS rapid simulator development platform (modular stand and SDK) specifications
- Quick-release placement and indexing of SMARTS-compliant anatomies to SMARTS platform
- Anatomically correct, based on medical imaging scans of a real human
- Precise sub-millimeter tracking of all tracked tools
- Skin-like replaceable insert with scalp can be rejuvenated in situ for indefinite reuse
- Replaceable skull insert (can be used up to 9 times) with inner and outer tables and dura
- Optional pre-drilled skull insert with a matrix of holes to practice catheter placement and drilling location selection
- Adjustable view modes for realism and after action review
- Cognitive aids for catheter orientation
- Tactile feedback of bone and brain matter
- Debriefing with replay of past procedures
- Library of 140 interchangeable 3D brains based on real patient MRI scans with variable ventricle sizes