January 17, 2022
Gaumard Scientific Co., which develops simulation technology for healthcare education and training, has announced the HAL S5301, the latest of its advanced multidisciplinary patient simulators. The company was set to introduce the robot at the International Meeting in Healthcare (IMSH) in Los Angeles, Jan. 15-19.
The HAL S5301 features lifelike movement to simulate symptoms of stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The system includes conversational speech, lifelike movement and next-generation simulated physiology, and represents Gaumard’s next leap in simulation technologies.
“HAL S5301 is the first simulator to fulfill educational objectives across multiple clinical disciplines,” said John Eggert, executive vice president at Gaumard. “Using the latest technology, conversational speech and AI have been incorporated to emulate real life. For the first time, we have developed a simulator for brain injury training with highly advanced motor movements. HAL S5301 brings Gaumard’s most advanced technologies to offer the world’s most advanced simulator.”
The company designs and manufactures simulators at its Miami headquarters, and markets them in the U.S. and through distributors in 70 countries. Customers include militaries, emergency medical services, major teaching hospitals and nursing schools. The company has developed several simulators, including the NOELLE maternal and neonatal care simulators (2000), the VICTORIA advanced maternal and neonatal care simulator (2014), and Super Tory, the first newborn simulator developed to meet the challenges of neonatal care specialists. THe HAL line began in 2004, with a pediatric version launched in 2018 that included the ability to simulate lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions.
“HAL S5301 represents Gaumard’s next generation of astonishingly realistic patient simulators with the most advanced UNI operating system that manages vital signs, assessments, and debriefing,” said James Archetto, vice president of U.S. direct sales for Gaumard. “In addition, HAL S5301 introduces advanced anatomy and physiology in simulated cardiac, respiratory, and vascular physiology, including arterial access, lung compliance, and high fidelity auscultation.”
He added that real medical equipment can be used to monitor and diagnose HAL S5301’s clinical condition, just as with the company’s other simulators. “It is designed to be a key component for professional-level training across clinical disciplines as well as academic-level education,” said Archetto. “An optimized simulation program using HAL S5301 enables safe and effective learning opportunities.”
For more information on HAL S5301 and the company’s other simulators, visit the Gaumard Scientific website here.