Self-Guided Otoscopy Training
With the virtual reality simulator Earsi® Otoscope, medical students can practice handling of the otoscope and recognition of the most common pathologies of the ear. Earsi Otoscope is equipped with a lifelike model ear and otoscope handpiece to foster correct examination techniques.
Ready for Use in Medical Schools
The use of virtual reality can ensure hundreds of adult learners receive standardized otoscopy training and gain a certain level of clinical proficiency after training. With ready-to-use simulator courses, you can easily deploy the Earsi Otoscope simulator within your medical school’s curriculum.
Learning Diagnostic Skills Independent from Patient Flow
Earsi Otoscope makes it possible to acquire otoscopy skills independent from patient flow. Through the otoscope, users can see a detailed 3D model of the external and middle ear rendered in real time. The virtual patients present with healthy ears and common pathologies such as acute otitis media or surfer’s ear. Realistic examinations, including pinna pull and pencil grip of the otoscope, foster correct examination techniques.
Individual Findings Library
When trainees detect anatomical features or pathological signs 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. For a recap, all detected tiles are stored in the trainee’s findings library, on the simulator, and online on VRmNet.
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.
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 examined, or correct, wrong, and missing findings. Educators can access the training data of their students through the secure VRmNet web portal.
Photo/video credits: VRmagic, R. Lachnit, B. Hummerich