SIMETRI performs full lifecycle design and development of medical training products in support of military medics, first responders, and trauma center medical personnel.
SIMETRI designed, manufactured, and fielded simulated amputations and wounds that are used for medical training by the U.S. Army to provide an immersive experience for Combat Medics and Combat Lifesavers at the U.S. Army Medical Simulation Training Centers.
PART TASK TRAINERS
Part Task Trainers (PTTs) simulate specific body parts and the injuries they may incur, and provide the opportunity to learn medical procedures. SIMETRI’s PTTs are designed for repeated use with proper maintenance and consumables. PTTs are safer than practicing on live patients and less expensive and more readily available than practicing on cadavers. Examples include Fasciotomy, Escharotomy, and Humeral Head Intraosseous Insertion PTTs.
HUMAN PATIENT SIMULATORS
Also known as “manikins,” Human Patient Simulators replicate an entire human body, with varying levels of realism (“fidelity”), for the purpose of learning anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries. SIMETRI manufactures complete manikins such as an Advanced Modular Manikin as well as modules such as partially amputated limbs, which integrate with other manufacturer manikins such as Laerdal SimMAN®.
Moulage is the art of applying makeup and prosthetics to create the appearance of injury. SIMETRI’s development of moulage products is led by an award-winning Hollywood special effects expert. Our products include silicone-based wounds and lacerations, as well as temporary tattoos.
Key to creating effective medical training devices is highly accurate modeling of the underlying structures of the human body and replicating them digitally and physically. SIMETRI brings medical and engineering experts together to collaborate on human tissues and how to simulate them accurately, whether used in serious games, part task trainers, or human patient simulators.
Under a U.S. Army contract, SIMETRI’s chief engineer led the analysis of the human shoulder joint, including bones and connective tissues, then led the design and development of a shoulder dislocation and reductihttps://simetri.us/wp-admin/post.php?post=3057&action=edit#on part task trainer named JAARS.
SIMETRI’s engineering capabilities are supported by a laboratory with manufacturing tools, supplies, materials, and equipment that include CAD modeling software and 3D printers capable of producing components and molds. As a part of developing training devices, our team develops processing and remote sensor data collection circuitry. SIMETRI has made a significant investment in our special effects laboratory and engineering spaces to facilitate the prototype design and development. SIMETRI’s training devices are often the culmination of several different engineering and artistic disciplines which are uniquely supported by the laboratory’s capabilities.
In the JAARS Trainer, the humeral bone and underlying mechanical structures that allow the shoulder to be dislocated and then reduced have been 3D printed with reinforced carbon fiber materials capable of sustaining the forces encountered during a shoulder reduction.
Realism is critical to creating medical training devices that properly prepare medical providers for what they will encounter in the field. SIMETRI maximizes realism by creating synthetic tissue that mimics human tissue in look, feel, density, elasticity, and more.
Under contract with the U.S. Army, SIMETRI explored new methods for constructing and providing high-fidelity morphing burn wound moulage (simulated wounds) that are dynamic and responsive to simulated medical care. SIMETRI researched and evaluated various materials and methods to include volumetric, chemical, thermal, and photonic stimulation, resulting in a Self-Actuating and Healing Moulage.