Simulators

This channel provides news on new simulation technologies used in cardiovascular physician and staff education, procedural and imaging training. These cardiology training aids include the use of cath lab procedure simulators on screen, life-like tissue simulators, imaging simulators for echocardiography and other modalities, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Cathi cath lab procedures simulator System in a Suitecase
News | Simulators | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 – German-based endovascular simulator specialist Cathi has launched a highly portable System in a...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 12, 2020
Eric Gantwerker, M.D., vice president and medical director at clinical video game simulator company Level Ex, and...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 19, 2019
This is an example of an augmented reality (AR) training system for transesophageal echo (TEE) created by the...
This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. #TCT2019

This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. 

News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | October 02, 2019
October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional...
Dassault Systèmes, FDA Collaborating on 3-D Living Heart In Silico Clinical Trial
News | Simulators | August 01, 2019
August 1, 2019 — Dassault Systèmes announced the five-year extension of its collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug...
Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System
Technology | Angiography | June 24, 2019
June 24, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST...
Medical video game company Level Ex expanded into cardiology with the launch of Cardio Ex. It offers clinical video game scenarios that aid in cognitive, spatial-reasoning and decision-making skills in the cath lab. Medical video game app for cardiology training.

Medical video game company Level Ex expanded into cardiology with the launch of Cardio Ex. It offers clinical video game scenarios that aid in cognitive, spatial-reasoning and decision-making skills in the cath lab. 

Technology | Cardiovascular Education | March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019 — Level Ex, creators of medical video games for physicians, expanded into cardiology with the launch of...
Biomodex Announces New Training Solution for Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | October 04, 2018
October 4, 2018 — Three-dimensional printing company Biomodex, which develops organ twins for advanced physician...
Radiologist Uses Virtual Reality as Interventional Radiology Teaching Tool
News | Interventional Radiology | March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018 — Physicians, trainees and even laypeople can now stand right beside an expert radiologist as he...
Fujitsu VR Heart Simulator Viewer Features in University of Tokyo Lecture

Stereoscopic view with a heart viewer. Image courtesy of Fujitsu.

News | Simulators | September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 — Fujitsu announced that the University of Tokyo recently used heart simulator viewers with...
cardiac surgery, simulation training, University of Washington, case studies

Multiple repetitions of bypass grafts on a heart, using the Ramphal simulator. Courtesy of the University of Washington in Seattle.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016 — Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on...
Ampronix, simulated procedures, virtual reality, medical education
News | May 25, 2016
May 24, 2016 — ​​​​​​​In a new report, Ampronix looks at the rapid expansion of simulated procedures into medical...
Laerdal Medical, SonoSim, Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution, education and training simulator

The Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution for SimMan3G and SimMom brings ultrasound training to life with computerized mannequins that can breathe, blink, and bleed just like humans, bridging classroom learning and real-life clinical experience without putting actual patients at risk.

Technology | Simulators | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — Laerdal Medical, provider of simulation solutions for healthcare, and SonoSim Inc., provider of...
ASE, Ke Labs, cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography, software collaboration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 - The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and Ke Labs jointly announced in May an agreement to co-...
CyberHeart, Stony Brook, NSF grant, $4.2 million, Scott Smolka

These images using the CyberHeart platform capture highly detailed multi-scale modeling and simulation of electrical patterns in the heart (spiral waves) representative of potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias. Image courtesy of Stony Brook University.

Feature | May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015 — A virtual-heart platform proposed by Stony Brook University researchers and colleagues has received...