It maintains the realism of the clinical encounter since it only adds a disc attachment to virtually any real stethoscope, a passive necklace, and a smartphone on a belt clip. Consequently, it does not interfere in any way with a real physical examination or the appearance of the simulated patient.
Our patented technology (US pats. 9552745, 9601031, and other US and intl. pending), tracks a stethoscope’s location anywhere on torso and neck. Furthermore, it monitors the patient’s body position, allowing the trainee to auscultate the right sound at the right place at the right time without any intervention from a facilitator.
Simulated sounds are synchronized in real-time to the SP’s real cardiac and respiratory cycles. Hence, the trainee can properly identify heart and lung pathologies (i.e. systolic vs. diastolic murmurs, inspiratory vs. expiratory adventitious sounds, etc.)
Intuitive application on smartphone lets the standardized patient select a simulated clinical scenario. It then automatically delivers auscultatory findings as needed.