Integrated Lower Extremity Trauma Simulator
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16173 Main Avenue, Prior Lake, MN, 55372
AbstractSimulution Inc. proposes to work with Melerit Medical AB of Sweden to expand the capabilities of TraumaVision, our fractured femur simulator, to include simulation training in the diagnosis and care of lower extremity compartment syndrome. Our goal is to develop TraumaVision into an integrated lower extremity trauma simulator that allows training in realistic scenarios where compartment syndrome is coupled with other traumatic injuries. In this Phase I Program we will demonstrate the feasibility of expanding this simulator. The expanded TraumaVision simulator will be a part-task trainer that integrates physical models and virtual reality (VR) technology. The physical model will allow the trainee to palpate the leg, bend the toe and ankle joints, and check pulses to diagnose compartment syndrome without VR headsets and data gloves. The VR simulation will allow the user to make incisions, insert catheters to measure compartment pressures, and perform fasciotomies. The simulator will also integrate new technologies for treating compartment syndrome that can alleviate the need for fasciotomy. A validation assessment of the Phase I additions to TraumaVision will be completed. A didactic educational curriculum will also be outlined.
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