In-house manufacturing for support throughout the lifecycle
In-house manufacturing for support
throughout the lifecycle
The key to bringing SIMETRI’s cutting-edge concepts to life is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by experts uniquely equipped to oversee every stage of development. Each product is created in-house and made possible by our innovative combination of materials science research, engineering discipline, and manufacturing technology. Our ever-evolving process turns groundbreaking ideas into finished products which are realistic, easy to use, durable, and reusable.
SIMETRI exclusively employs technicians with the experience and know-how to see a concept through to its fruition, and supplies them with the tools and equipment needed to get it done. Inside our 15,000-square-foot facility, each technician has the full resources of an extensive research and production laboratory.
Our staff turns designs into reality by carefully integrating electronic, mechanical, and computational components with simulated soft and skeletal tissue. This process is done with the mindset of keeping lifecycle support costs to a minimum, creating one-of-a-kind medical training aides and devices that are functional and resilient.
Our anatomical models are state-of-the-art, housing complex sensors and processors that provide important data to the user. SIMETRI is able to create such sophisticated products thanks to the resources of our advanced, multifunctional design and production facility. SIMETRI engineers have access to an on-site laboratory with 3D CAD and 3D printers (to include embedded carbon fiber), tools, materials, supplies, and equipment, as well as the electrical and mechanical subsystems required to develop prototypes and create final products.
SIMETRI’s facility meets all environmental laws and federal, state of Florida, and local government regulations for, but not limited to the following groupings: airborne emissions, waterborne effluents, external radiation levels, outdoor noise, solid and bulk waste disposal practices, and handling and storage of toxic and hazardous materials.
SIMETRI takes pride in our track record of innovation, and we continue to make significant investments in our special effects laboratory and engineering spaces. We are constantly evolving to design and produce new, groundbreaking prototypes.
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 fields 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. SIMETRI’s Fasciotomy Trainers were developed for and are currently used by SOF 18Ds.
PART TASK TRAINERS
Part Task Trainers (PTTs) Part Task Trainers (PTTs) simulate specific body parts and the injuries they may incur, and provide the opportunity to learn medical procedures, such as Fasciotomy, Escharotomy, and Humeral Head Intraosseous Insertion. 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.
HUMAN PATIENT SIMULATORS & AMPUTATIONS
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 prosthetics and makeup to create the appearance of injury. SIMETRI produces highly realistic moulage injuries such as silicone-based wounds and lacerations, as well as temporary tattoos, and offers them standalone or in medic-designed kits (Standard and Trauma). SIMETRI’s development of moulage products is led by an award-winning Hollywood special effects expert.
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 reduction 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.