SonoSim transforms medical education by placing virtual ultrasound devices, patients, and teachers into lab coat pockets
Innovative online medical education company, SonoSim, Inc. introduced the SonoSim(R) Personal Solution at the recent AIUM conference held in NYC in April 2013. SonoSim’s unique-patented approach allows users to convert their own computers into personal ultrasound training systems. Handheld ultrasound technology is a proven way of improving medical care and reducing healthcare costs. A longstanding and seemingly insurmountable barrier to wide-scale adoption of these lifesaving devices has been the high opportunity cost of training care providers. The SonoSim(R) Personal Solution overcomes this barrier by providing integrated hands-on ultrasound training, online courses, and performance assessment anytime-anywhere. Trainees can access patients on-demand and virtually scan real-patient cases comprising a myriad of pathologies.
We anticipated a positive response to the breakthrough SonoSim(R) Personal Solution,” said Dr. Dan Katz, SonoSim VP of Sales & Product Development, “but the response has been overwhelming and has exceeded our highest expectations. I can’t tell you how many attendees said this was the best new product at the conference.” The SonoSim(R) Ultrasound Training Solution was proven to be as effective as live-instructor training for teaching hands-on ultrasound scanning in a previous UCLA study (Chung 2012). The SonoSim(R) Personal Solution literally fits in a lab coat pocket and can be purchased from the SonoSim(R) online store starting at $2,995. This represents a 20 to 30-fold cost savings relative to alternative commercially available ultrasound simulators.
“The SonoSim(R) Ultrasound Training solution is one of the more comprehensive and easy-to-use ultrasound training solutions available. In my over 25 years of experience with ultrasound and my exposure to multiple, different training courses, programs, and teachers, the SonoSim(R) Personal Solution, is one of the better ones I have personally been exposed to,” stated Cathy Ruff, RVT GE Healthcare.
SonoSim develops and markets state-of-the-art ultrasound training for physicians, nurses, students and careproviders of all backgrounds who need to continually expand and improve their ultrasound skills. The company has a foundation of intellectual property that has enabled creation of an easy-to-use, affordable, and portable ultrasound education and training solution. The company’s products allow learners to take control of how, when, and where they learn.