Multimodal Training System

Partner: UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT)

Identified Need: Training healthcare providers in the traditional model of "see one, do one, teach one" is costly and often incomplete in the breadth of cases and conditions.

CIM's Solution: The CIM team of physician educators, medical imagery specialists, computer programmers, and 3D graphic artists are developing a Multimodal Training System funded by the United States Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) through UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT). The Multimodal Training System incorporates case based patient footage, haptic technology, motion sensors, ultrasound imagery, and photo realistic medical imagery. The result is a novel, highly effective computer-based training solution. The need for advanced, interactive medical imagery for the multimodal training system inspired the CIM team to develop a “medical imagery pipeline” of interactive 3D renderings of a variety of anatomical structures.