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31-May-2019

See How Patient Simulators are Evovling Healthcare Industry

Virtual reality (VR) is the combination of human senses that include touch & sight, hearing, with software & hardware to create an immersive examining virtual environment. VR is a three-dimensional (3D) computer generated environment that an individual can explore and interact with, and also perform a series of actions or manipulate objects within the environment. Augmented reality (AR) is comprised of virtual reality superimposed into the real life, where users are able to interact with virtual contents of the real world. These virtual contents are basically in the form of digital imagery and sound which include videos or 3D models.

Patient simulators are combined with computer software that replicate normal and abnormal bodily answers to asthma attack and therapeutic interventions. Costs associated with the use of medium- and high-fidelity manikins were calculated to determine the total cost for each. The cost-utility analysis with the help of multiattribute utility function was conducted for the combination costs and three outcomes of clinical reasoning, knowledge acquisition and student satisfaction from a quasi-experimental study to arrive at an overall cost utility. For instance, 3B Scientific Patient Care Manikin BASIC, for simulation in healthcare was developed for scenario-based training of basic patient care and nursing skills. The simulator costs approximately US$ 2700. Moreover, the 3B Scientific Birthing Simulator P90 PRO is developed for the skill training in normal deliveries, in complicated deliveries and in obstetric emergencies. This simulator costs around US$ 1500.

The medical simulators offer clinicians the most realistic hands-on experience in medical training using surgical simulators to perform minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and interventional procedures, at the least patient risk. Nowadays, there are laparoscopic surgery simulators with haptic or tactile feedback, wet-lab courses involving live animals in laparoscopic or microsurgery, and virtual reality computer programs addressing a widening range of surgical and interventional procedures.

According to a new market research study titled ‘Patient Simulators Market to 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Product and End User. The global patient simulators market is expected to reach US$ 2,373.1 Mn in 2025 from US$ 694.6 Mn in 2017. The global patient simulators market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 16.8% from 2018-2025. The report highlights the trends prevalent in the global patient simulators market and the factors driving the market along with those that act as deterrents to its growth.

Global patient simulators market, based on the product was segmented into adult patient simulator, infant simulator, and childbirth simulator. In 2017, the adult patient simulator segment held a largest market share of 50.3% of the patient simulators, by product. This segment is also expected to dominate the market in 2025. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to the use of adult patient simulators in various training programs across the globe and also the segment is expected to grow with the fastest growth rate of 16.8% during the forecast period, 2018 to 2025.

SourceThe Insight Partners

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Last Updated: 10-Jun-2019