What's Available in the Medical Simulation Field

This page contains descriptions of commercially available simulators of many types.  It is mainly for those who are researching simulators for purchase and for those who like to keep abreast with the latest technological developments in medical simulation.  You will find descriptions of many types of simulators, including computer screen simulations, instructor and model driven simulators, virtual reality simulators and task specific models.  Each heading has a separate page with details about each model, links to that model, and to the manufacturer's home page for those who would like additional information.  If you are aware of a simulation that is not listed here, please send a brief description or a link to Jody Wood.

This site accepts NO compensation from any company for advertising or product promotion.  A listing in this page does not signify an endorsement of any product by the Penn State Hershey Simulation Center or by the Penn State College of Medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The following is a partial list of each style of simulator.  Please note that simulation nomenclature is not standardized yet.  These terms may differ from site to site, and between manufacturers.  If you are uncertain which style would best suit your needs, use our options list at the end of this page.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT MAINTAIN PRICE LISTS OR SPEC SHEETS FOR ANY OF THE MANUFACTURERS.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ANY EQUIPMENT OR HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE MANUFACTURERS DIRECTLY. 

  • Model-Driven Simulators

    BabySim (CAE-METI)
    Emergency Care Simulator (CAE-METI)
    Human Patient Simulator (CAE-METI)
    I-Stan (CAE-METI)
    METIMan (CAE-METI)
    Orpheus Perfusion Simulator (Manbit Technologies)
    PediaSim (CAE-METI)
    PediaSim ECS (CAE-METI) 

  • Instructor-Driven Simulators

    Code Blue III Interactive System for ACLS Instruction (Gaumard)
    HAL (Gaumard)
    Newborn Hal (Gaumard)
    Noelle Obstetric Simulator (Gaumard)
    PatSim-1 Pediatric Hal (Gaumard)
    Pediatric Hal, 1 year (Gaumard)
    Pediatric Hal, 5 years (Gaumard)
    Premie Hal (Gaumard)
    SimMan (Laerdal)
    Susie (Gaumard)
    Truman Multi (Trucorp)

  • Virtual Reality (VR) / Haptic Feedback Trainers

    AngioMentor (Simbionix)
    ARTHRO Mentor (Simbionix)
    BRONCH Mentor (Simbionix)
    Endovascular System (CAE Healthcare)
    EndoscopyVR Surgical Simulator (CAE Healthcare)
    Endotower (Verefi Technologies)
    EYESI (VR Magic)
    GI Mentor (Simbionix)
    HystSim (VirtaMed)
    Lap Mentor (Simbionix)
    LapSim (Surgical Science)
    LaparoscopyVR Simulator (CAE Healthcare)
    Mannequin Simulator Package (HeartWorks)
    Mediseus Epidural Simulator (Medic Vision)
    Minimally Invasive Surgical Trainer (MIST) (Mentice Medical)
    PELVIC Mentor (Simbionix)
    PERC Mentor (Simbionix)
    ProMIS (Haptica)
    Papid Fire (Verefi Technologies)
    RoSS Robotic Surgical Simulator (Simulated Surgical Systems)
    Smart Tutor (Verefi Technologies)
    TURPSim (VirtaMed)
    UltraSim Ultrasound Training Simulator (MedSim Advanced Medical Simulations)
    Uro Mentor (Simbionix)
    U/S Mentor (Simbionix)
    Vascular Intervention System Training (VIST) (Mentice Medical)
    VIMEDIX Echo Simulator (CAE Healthcare)
    VOXEL-MAN TempoSurg (Voxel-Man Group)

  • Computer Program Simulations

    A-Ware (NEC SIM-Series)
    ACLS Simulator (AneSoft)
    Anatomy Module (HeartWorks)
    Anesthesia Simulator (AneSoft)
    Bag Valve Mask Ventilation (University of Florida)
    Bioterrorism Simulator (AneSoft)
    Blood Gases (Mad Scientist Software)
    Body Simulation (Advanced Simulation Corporation)
    Cardiac Arrest (Mad Scientist Software)
    CardioSim (Cardionics)
    Chest Pain (Mad Scientist Software)
    Clinical Simulator (TheraSim)
    Code Team (Mad Scientist Software)
    Coronary Circulation Model (Transparent Reality, University of Florida)
    Critical Care Simulator (AneSoft)
    CritiControl (NEC SIM-series)
    Dynamics Pipeline (MusculoGraphics)
    GasMan (Med Man Simulations)
    Generic Knee Model (MusculoGraphics)
    GridSET (produced by a consortium of partners)
    Hemodynamics Simulator (AneSoft)
    MicroEKG (Mad Scientist Software)
    Neonatal Simulator (AneSoft)
    Obstetric Simulator (AneSoft)
    PAC Simulator (Manbit Technologies)
    PALS Simulator (AneSoft)
    Pediatric Simulator (AneSoft)
    Physiological (Mark Colson)
    PneumoSim (Cardionics)
    Sedation Simulator (AneSoft)
    Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modeling - SIMM (MusculoGraphics)
    TCD Simulator (Hemodynamic.Com)
    Trauma One (Mad Scientist Software)
    Ultrasound Module (HeartWorks)
    Virtual Anesthesia Machine (University of Florida) 

  • Task Specific Models and Manufacturers and Distributors

    Model Manufacturers and Distributors
    3D Med
    Alliance Medical (Allmed)
    Ambu
    Armstrong Medical
    Blue Phantom
    Buyamag
    Cardionics
    Channing Bete
    Denoyer-Geppert
    DrMass
    EO Group
    Frontier Medical
    Gaumard
    Global Technologies
    Health EdCo
    Hillway Surgical
    Information Visualization and Innovative Research (IVIR)
    IngMar Medical
    Inovus Surgical Solutions
    Kappa Medical
    KeMaJo
    Kyoto Kagaku
    Laerdal
    Limbs N' Things
    Medical Education Technologies Inc (CAE-METI)
    Mitaka Supply
    Nasco
    Pocket Nurse
    Pulse Anatomy
    Sawbones
    Simulab
    Simulaids
    Simulution
    VATA
    Wallcur

    Task Specific Models
    Abdominal Open Closure Trainer (Limbs N' Things)
    Active Servo Lung (IngMar Medical)
    Cardiology Patient Simulator, "Harvey" (Center for Research in Medical Simulation)
    Central Line Man (Simulab)
    Complete Arm Model (Blue Phantom)
    Cricoid Pressure Trainer (Flinders Meditech)
    Dexter (Robotechnology)
    Epidural Injection Trainer (Flinders Meditech)
    FAST Trauma Real-Time Ultrasound Training Model (Blue Phantom)
    Hillway Head (Hillway)
    Hernia Model (Simulab)
    Knot Tying Board (Simulab)
    Knot Tying Trainer (Limbs N' Things)
    Lap Trainer with SimuVision (Simulab)
    Minimal Access Therapy Technique (Limbs N' Things)
    Pelvic ExamSim (CAE-METI)
    Portable Laparoscopic Trainer (3D Technical Services)
    Sakura Patient Care Simulator (Kyoto Kagaku)
    Student Auscultation Manikin, "SAM" (Cardionics)
    SurgicalSim LTS (CAE-METI)
    Torso Trainer (Simulab)
    Tower Trainer (Simulab)
    Training and Test Lung (Michigan Instruments)
    Trauma Man (Simulab) 

  • Essential Ancillary Equipment (props, resources and teaching aids to make simulations work)

    B-Line Medical
    Education Management Solutions - EMS
    KB Port
    METIVision (CAE-METI)
    Pocket Nurse
    Studiocode
    Wallcur 

This section was last updated October 25, 2012.

This list is not complete. If you have a suggestion for addition, please send information to Jody Wood.

Options List

This list is based on the majority of simulations in a given category. There are exceptions in each category.

 

  Model Driven Instructor Driven VR / Haptic Computer Programs Task Specific Model
Physical body yes yes some no some
Automatic responses yes no some yes no
Performance feedback no no yes yes no
Independent learning no no yes yes yes
Start-up cost medium to high, depending on model medium high low low

 

  • Physical body - Is the user interacting with a physical object (manikin body or part of a body) representing relevant patient anatomy?
  • Automatic responses - Does the simulator autonomously respond (give immediate feedback) to interventions performed by the user, with no instructor input?
  • Performance feedback - Can the simulator itself evaluate performance and give feedback to the user after the session without an instructor present?
  • Independent learning - Can a user work through a module without an instructor present?
  • Start-up cost - What is the average relative start-up cost for a system?