CEO and co-founder of SimX, Ryan Ribeira MD was recently featured on the Stanford Emergency Medicine and Innovation Podcast (StEMI) to discuss the future of medical simulation.
The STEMI podcast “explores the future of innovation within and round the field of emergency medicine.” The host, Dr. Dan Imler, is a physician in the Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine. He regularly interviews those who are “pushing the boundaries” of tech, research, education, systems, and design. In short, this podcast deals with innovation in science, practice, and “the art of creating precision emergency medicine.”
Dr. Ryan Ribeira is a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford Emergency department, former AMA board member, and co-founder of SimX, and in this podcast Dr. Ribeira shared his thoughts on sim and the founding story of SimX.
Innovating in Medical Simulation
Dr. Ribeira spoke of old sim mannequins that so many hospitals were using for years before SimX came on the market. These mannequins limit education for the very reasons that SimX succeeds: flexibility, cost, and customization.
Unlike traditional medical sim, when institutions use SimX cases they are able to move freely within a wide space. With mannequins, users could only work on one figure in an inflexible environment. Using virtual reality (VR) cases allow you to set up training in a matter of minutes and with custom environments and multiplayer capabilities.
SimX works with clients to customize cases that are particular to your training and education goals. For example, the simulated patients can be of any demographic and possess a myriad of medical issues ranging from mild to severe.
Dr. Ribeira spoke of the founding of SimX in his interview with StEMI. When doing a sim rotation during his medical training, Dr. Ribeira noted that there was massive potential when it came to training and technology. From his previous experiences, he thought that VR systems were ideal for improving sim education.
So, he put together a team. The team, made up of mostly doctors, is a rare sight in a lot of technology companies. Today the team is much bigger, and all are an integral part of making the platform come to life. SimX pushes boundaries, asks questions, and finds the answers in constantly improving, learning, and sharing. Visit our features page now to get to know more about the technology that is making waves in the medical field.
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