Video: Collaborative Innovation, Catalyser Project, Haystack – A Hapto Visual Simulator for Anaesthetic Procedures
Summary video about the Collaborative Innovation, Catalyser Project, Haystack – A Hapto Visual Simulator for Anaesthetic Procedures
Length - 11:42
Haystack is a hapto-visual simulator for training in and assessment of performance of Ultrasound guided Peripheral Nerve Block (USgPNB). Medical simulators can provide a safe, effective, and realistic learning experience.
Simulators enable a level of competency to be attained before these skills are put into practice in a clinical environment. As with keyhole surgery 15-20 years ago, USgPNB represents a major development in healthcare for which inadequate expertise exists worldwide.
Haystack is addressing this large, well recognised, and unmet need. Haystack has designed, developed, and validated a hapto-visual simulator for a specific type of USgPNB, namely Axillary Brachial Plexus Block (ABPB).
Haystack is an international project combining expertise from clinical, academic and commercial partners to develop a system to support continuing professional development for doctors. The project will build on research in the area of visuo-haptics, and will support training and assessment of competence by specifically developing a medical training simulator for ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia.
The project is a collaboration between NDRC, the HSE (Cork University Hospital Department of Anaesthesia), and UK-based company MedaPhor Ltd.
For further information on Haystack please contact Commercial Development Associate Karl Quinn.
In this video, Haystack collaborators Karl Quinn and Brian O’Donnell describe the product.