On the eve of the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Los Angeles, California, the largest healthcare simulation conference, CAE Healthcare announced the release of CAE LucinaAR with Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first augmented reality childbirth simulator with integrated mother-baby physiology.
For the first time, clinical teams and learners will be able to practice emergency labour and delivery manoeuvres on a high-fidelity patient manikin while guided by 3D holograms of the baby as it progresses down the birth canal. The first CAE LucinaAR learning module will provide immediate visual and physiological feedback on the effectiveness of evidence-based clinical emergency measures to resolve shoulder dystocia.
“CAE LucinaAR delivers a breakthrough simulation training experience that allows learners to see the anatomy inside the patient simulator,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare. “We chose Lucina as the first CAE patient simulator for integration with our augmented reality platform because we believe it will have an immediate and powerful impact on the management of shoulder dystocia deliveries and on mother-baby safety.”
Following the release of its CAE VimedixAR ultrasound simulator with Microsoft HoloLens in 2017, the first such solution for the healthcare industry, CAE has realized another industry first by integrating augmented reality into its patient simulators with both didactic and interactive content. “We are delivering on our commitment to innovate with integrated simulation technologies that will dramatically improve clinical learning environments,” said Dr. Robert Amyot. “Today’s generation of learners expects immersive, engaging and accelerated educational experiences that will prepare them to meet the high demands within healthcare as they constantly adapt to advancing technologies.”
The CAE LucinaAR shoulder dystocia module with Microsoft HoloLens will be available for presale during the IMSH conference. For more information, visit caehealthcare.com/patient-simulation/lucina. Watch the video showing the technology in action below: