Lumbar puncture, a classic but risky medical procedure
lumbar puncture are performed every year in France
student fails at his first attempt to perform this procedure
Sim&Care is the first hybrid simulator allowing student to train under real conditions for this delicate medical procedure without any risk for the patient.
Offer your students the opportunity to develop technical skills and patient support necessary for the success of the lumbar puncture procedure, still too often feared.
Biomecanical and interactive simulation of the patient combined to force feedback allows the student to feel the resistance of every anatomic structure (tissues, bones, ligaments) while handling a virtual needle.
Learn to recognize the sensations of lumbar puncture and acquire the correct reflexes!
Tailored-made to be synchronized with the simulation, an acoustic environment allows the user to immerse himself into an hospital room, and transcribes in real time the emotions of the patient who reacts to the procedure (pain, fear, stress).
An augmented reality representation of the patient completes the integration of the human aspects of the procedure.
Get a comprehensive educational experience and learn to manage your patient’s emotional state!
Accurate metrics defined with the help of our medical partners allow monitoring of student performance. A regularly updated patient case library will confront the student with particular anatomical characteristics of gradual difficulty (obesity, scoliosis, osteoarthritis).
Understand the success factors of a lumbar puncture! Progress over time thanks to an objective assessment, from the gesture precision to the impact on your patient!
Sim&Care is the result of a successful collaboration between InSImo and the medical world through the rhumatology department of Strasbourg’s University Hospital which provides clinical and educational validation.
“An interesting meeting”
“Sim&Care really allows sensations very close to reality and it’s a nice meeting we had with the startup InSimo who had developed this expertise in force feedback“
“A great collaboration”
“We developed a collaboration in a few months and my service was in charge to test technical advances and the realistic side of the device. We also ask our students to check the applicability of this device and its pedagogical value. InSimo regularly visits the department with its devices and we have built a great collaboration[…]”
“Improve the training and reduce pain”
“We have had thanks to this fruitful collaboration different gratifications and prizes, like the one obtained during the hacking health camp. The objective of Sim&Care is really to improve the training of the students and to reduce the pain of the patients !”
“The meeting between expertise”
“This collaboration highlights the meeting between a medical need and technical and technological means. InSimo was very reactive once the problematic was announced and the first meeting… In fact, everything was created within a couple of weeks ! […]
“Well trained […] well prepared”
We really appreciated that InSimo invested time and human resources on this project which was only a draft at the time. […] Today it is necessary to create a means to simulate all invasive procedures in medicine so that students are well trained and above all well prepared without going through a patient for the first time, as HAS the fundamental principle ! This is the promise of Sim&Care for training in lumbar puncture.”