Equipped with a lifelike model ear and otoscope handpiece, Earsi Otoscope allows for realistic exams including pinna pull and pencil grip of the otoscope, fostering correct examination techniques. When trainees look into the model ear through the otoscope, they see a highly realistic, three-dimensional representation of the ear canal, eardrum, and middle ear.
Virtual Patient Cases
Earsi uses a case-based approach to teach diagnostic skills. Introductory cases for basic motor skills training are followed by cases where patients present with common pathologies. This ensures that trainees possess a defined level of knowledge after the training. Students are better prepared and feel more confident when examining their first patient.
Individual Library of Medical Information
When a trainee detects an anatomical feature or a pathological sign during the examination, the finding is highlighted in the otoscope. At the same time, a findings tile with a brief description pops up on the touch screen. The trainee can tap the tile to view additional medical information. All detected tiles are stored in the trainee’s findings library. The findings library makes it possible to study and memorize findings after the examination, and to start cases related to a specific finding.
Trainees receive immediate, objective feedback after each virtual eye exam, for example on pain caused to the patient, the area of the tympanic membrane surface actually examined, or correct, wrong, and missing findings. Educators will be able to access the training data of their students through the secure VRmNet web portal.
Earsi Otoscope comes with a structured curriculum that is ready to use on day one. The curriculum consists of three courses, each consisting of several cases. Students advance through the curriculum independently and self-guided by completing the cases of a course. Educators can keep track of their students’ progress and lock or unlock courses as required.