Simulaids® ALEX Patient Communication Simulator
ALEX Patient Communication Simulator provides all the physiological features of a full-body high fidelity human patient simulator you expect: palpable pulse points, spontaneous breathing, blood pressure measurement, high-fidelity lung/heart/bowel sounds, live CPR metrics with BVM ventilation, simulated patient monitor and 12-lead ECG, intubatable airway and more.
Yet, ALEX is surprisingly affordable, from initial purchase to lifetime total cost of ownership. A reliable, affordable and realistic ‘sim man’ for high fidelity simulation training.
ALEX is perfect for:
- Medical schools
- Nursing schools
- Paramedic programmes
- Simulation Centres
- Standardised Patient Programmes
- GP Training
- All disciplines that involve patient communication
ALEX is the first patient simulator to have speech recognition ability and also inbuilt HD camera. A full-body, 20 kg patient simulator with advanced communication skills is intuitive and easy to operate. Speech recognition ability allows the simulator to respond verbally to clinical interview questions with answers related to the scenario.
Airway – Oral, digital, and nasal intubation, as well as all other standard airway procedures.
Blood Pressure – Measure BP using the included sphygmomanometer with SmartCuff sensor.
Breathing – Moving chest in sync with set respiratory rate. Set profiles with varying depth of breath.
BVM Ventilation – Lifting chest and measuring and recording airflow over time when done with CPR.
Circulation – 8 pulse touch points (2 each of brachial, carotid, pedal, and radial); pulse sensation on touch.
CPR – CPR with metrics of chest compression depth/timing. Automatic logging of CPR.
IrisCam – HD camera built into the eye of ALEX, digital video for live streaming and review.
Patient Monitor -Direct control of HR, RR, SpO2, and TEMP to set target value and transition length.
Patients – Scenarios with patient-specific status, resources, checklists, and voice replies.
Sounds – Realistic lung/heart/bowel sounds and Korotkoff sounds using the SmartScope.
Speech – Speech recognition and synthesis for automated medical interviewing.
Connectivity and Compatibility:
Simulator requires Internet connection for operation.
Bandwidth requirement: ~3G (0.1 Mb/s) for control, ~4G (2 Mb/s) for full AV.
Can utilise wired or wireless (including guest) networks.
Control from a modern browser using HTML5 user interface, Chrome or Firefox recommended.
Requires no plugins or apps to be installed.
Responsive and scalable user interface, full functionality from smartphones to desktops.
Simulator contains speakers for voice and a high-sensitivity microphone.
Up to 8 hours of battery life.
SmartScope – Wireless stethoscope accessory delivering realistic lung, heart, and bowel sounds through any stethoscope or headset attached to it. By placing the speaker outside the simulator, the distortions of through-the-skin playback can be eliminated. Uses NFC technology for location identification with below-skin location patches and Bluetooth for control and audio playback. Uses rechargeable Lithium batteries.
SmartCuff – Compact battery-operated pressure sensor attached to blood pressure cuff wirelessly communicating with simulator using Bluetooth® LE to control blood pressure measurement (playback of Korotkoff sounds and brachial pulse sensation). Uses a single user-replaceable CR1632 battery.