Discover our needle insertion simulator and enjoy high-fidelity technology

Immersion within the gesture

Sim&Care combines reality with the learning of patient care and virtual training for gesture training. This unique simulator represents the anatomy of a patient and allows an immersion in augmented reality as well as a gesture feeling faithfully reproduced thanks to a strength feedback. A hybrid simulator offering students the opportunity to practice without risk to the patient while allowing the development of the human skills necessary for the success of this medical procedure, which is still too often feared.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Thanks to an augmented reality environment, practice the gesture as if you were there. Combining reality with patient management and virtual to perform the needle insertion procedure, this unique educational simulator allows students to gain confidence and dexterity!

PERCEPTION

Feel the sensations of a lumbar puncture thanks to a strength feedback interface. It adapts the sensations according to the area you are passing through. Thanks to a haptic arm users perceive differences in densities that are highly realistic.

HIGHT FIDELITY

Sim&Care offers a unique and highly realistic interactive simulation of a patient’s anatomy. That allows you to accurately see and anticipate every detail of a lumbar puncture or other needle insertion procedure.

MEDICAL COLLABORATION

It was a great meeting between our team with Professor Gottenberg and Dr. Felten which led to the development of the Sim&Care simulator. This lumbar puncture simulator was developed in collaboration with the rheumatology department of the University Hospitals of Strasbourg (Hautepierre). The team participated with interest and commitment at all stages of the simulator’s development: medical experts who ensure the clinical validation of the product and its pedagogical contribution.

Pr. Jacques-Eric Gottenberg
Head of Service, Rheumatologist - Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre

“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 […]  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[…] 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!”

 

Dr Renaud Felten
Head of Clinic, Rheumatologist - Hôpital Universitaire de Hautepierre

“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 ! […] 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.”

Sim&Care on the field
A rewarded product
Grand Est Region Award – Grand E-Nov Innovation Trophees 2020
Laureate of the Tango&Scan call for project 2019 – Strasbourg Eurométropole
Transgène, France Biovalley & Health Factory award – Strasbourg Hacking Health Camp 2019
Our partners
Grand Est Region
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Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg_EN
Microsoft_EN
Lilly France_EN
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