Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Making for Medical Simulation

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a hospital at Harvard medical school. We run a large medical simulation center for teaching at all levels. We will be showing off some of our devices and offering many seminars so you can make your own.

What inspired you to make this project?:
the medical field is a challenging and dynamic field, and simulation plays a key role in learning our complex art. The challenge has been high fidelity medical simulation has been so expensive that it is cost prohibitive, for junior learners (such as medical students) and certainly in lower socioeconomic areas. We set out to create extremely high fidelity simulation devices that can be made at extreme low cost (we try to keep task trainers in the $15 range with complex ones up to $50). Seeing simulations being put in front of learners that would never have been exposed to the topic, simply because we've made it so cheap that there is no barrier to doing so, is incredibly rewarding.

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