EVMS and Simis Develop a New Simulation-Based Medical Training Device
Here is a news segment from ABC news affiliate WVEC (Norfolk, Virginia) about the Automated Intelligent Mentoring System (AIMS). AIMS is a co-development between Eastern Virginia Medical School and SimIS, Inc.
This system uses off-the-shelf positional tracking capabilities developed by Microsoft for the XBox 360 - the Kinect sensor - to track the position of a patient (a manikin), a medical student, and a medical device as it is applied to the patient. The system provides feedback relative to the correct placement of the device. This type of monitoring is especially important when learning how to insert tracheal tubes into the throat and chest, where the student cannot see into the body and must do the procedure blind.