Method for creating a synthetic pulse on an actor during medical simulation

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Medical training and simulation methods have made progress over the years, however, the progress made fails in comparison to other fields. New and improved electronic aids have seen huge improvements for both diagnosis and treatment, but little has been developed in the way of electronic training and simulation devices.
The current invention proposes a method that will generate an electronically controlled pulse on a standardized patient actor for medical simulation purposes. The pulse can be varied, and may have both regular and irregular rhythm.

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Market Applications:

-Nursing schools

-Medical schools

Features, Benefits, & Advantages:

-Allows for realistic medical simulation scenarios
-Enhances clinical competence at different levels


Intellectual Property:

A U.S. Provisional Patent application, Serial 62/451127 was filed on 01/27/2017. A PCT was also filed, Serial 15,872,103, on 01/16/2018.

Development Stage:

This invention has been reduced to practice in preliminary studies, and a full-scale more product is currently being developed.


Robert Stump, M.D., Ph.D., FACEP, FAAEM, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas.


Pulse medical simulator, live subject, medical training