We are delighted to introduce the Deepscope ultrasound simulator as the latest addition to the SimulationCollective portfolio. With our experience servicing markets across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, We are thrilled to promote this innovative solution to the field of ultrasound simulation.
Immersive Training with Virtual Reality
Deepscope combines virtual reality technology with a cost-effective approach to provide an immersive training experience. By offering ample scan time, students can master ultrasound skills and optimize image quality. This simulator eliminates affordability barriers and ensures high-quality ultrasound training for a wider audience.
Join us on this exciting journey as we explore the features and benefits of the Deepscope ultrasound simulator. Together, we can shape the future of ultrasound education and empower learners to become skilled practitioners in this vital field.
Now it’s time to hand this blog over to our friend and colleague, Alastair Catto, the founder of Deepscope. Who tells why he created this innovative solution to an expensive problem.
Making Ultrasound Training Accessible and Affordable
“It’s a well-known fact that two-thirds of the global population lacks access to medical imaging. Ultrasound is a safe, portable, and increasingly affordable technology and has huge potential in addressing this issue. The biggest limitation of the use of ultrasound today is expertise. The answer lies in simulation-based training, and this is precisely what Deepscope aims to address by making ultrasound training accessible and affordable.
In ultrasound learning, the ability to obtain the main views is key. To master this, students need adequate scan time to familiarize themselves with equipment handling and image optimization. Too little time to practice compromises hands-on learning and impedes the mastery of ultrasound technology.
Manikin-based ultrasound simulators have become a very useful educational tool, particularly for learning pathologies and view acquisition, but their prohibitive costs, largely due to expensive electromagnetic technology, limit their availability. The costly hardware component of the mannikins pushes the price tag from $40k to over $150k in some cases.
These affordability issues clearly limit access to simulators, restricting the scan time for students. Their complexity also necessitates constant supervision, preventing unsupervised practice, which hinders self-paced learning. Consequently, learners face a longer journey to proficiency due to these restrictive factors.
Deepscope aims to reverse these challenges by offering a cost-effective solution: a patent-pending method for developing high-quality ultrasound simulators using the advances in virtual reality technology. This drastically reduces the costs of a full-body ultrasound simulator, allowing each student ample scan time.
Shaping the Future of Ultrasound Simulator Application in Healthcare
The integration of ultrasound technology into medical curriculums is on the rise, bringing with it a set of challenges. One significant hurdle is providing students with high-quality, accessible training in ultrasound – a gap that Deepscope is focused on bridging. By creating more opportunities for hands-on learning and reducing the cost of simulation equipment, Deepscope is lowering the barriers to top-quality ultrasound training. With enhanced access to high-grade training, students are better equipped to develop their ultrasound skills. This not only enriches the educational experience of students but also promises to shape the future of ultrasound application in healthcare.”
– Alastair Catto – Deepscope Founder