Measuring Training Effectiveness

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The Challenge

Training of complex procedures requires 1-2-1 training. Often companies employ “train-the-trainer” structures to cascade knowledge and skills. However, the quality and reach of training is difficult to measure.

Our client required a cost-effective method to ensure specialist procedures were followed.

The Approach

Through close observation of our client’s training methods we captured their domain insight and evidence-based content.

By applying our software and imaging capabilities we developed an immersive virtual training environment using Oculus Rift.

Our system uses a dynamic structure to measure effectiveness through the trainee’s choices and decisions.

The Outcome

Our modular approach provided our client with a flexible, validated training solution that can be deployed at scale.

A direct training approach has also enabled the client to improve their training content based on end-user feedback.

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Ambulatory ECG Monitoring

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The Challenge

Our US-based client wanted to develop a battery powered ambulatory device to obtain electrocardiogram (ECG) information from an adult patient.

Their vision was to monitor vital signs of ambulatory patients in real-time and then transmit this data via the wireless medical telemetry system frequencies used in hospitals upon arrival.

ECG information sent would need to indicate accurate readings of heart rate determination, R-wave detection, ECG filtering and arrhythmia recognition.

The Approach

Indoor wireless networks within hospitals are inherently unreliable due to reflective surfaces, solid walls, beds and wards all caused interference with existing band signals.

This posed a significant challenge as complete reliability needed to be ensured. Our approach was to incorporate multiple antennas to ensure communication with tele-packs.

A new bespoke system was introduced including radios, signal processing, software and a new secure band level for our technology.

The Outcome

Supporting our client throughout the development cycle, from concept to end manufacture, the system provides a holistic healthcare approach by allowing multiple patient monitoring.

Approved by The Food and Drug Administration for use in the USA, one third of all US hospitals are now using this monitoring system in practice.

Based on one device per patient, the bandwidth allows for up to 189 patients to be monitored at any given time.

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MonitorMe Vital-Signs Monitoring Device and Telephone

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The Brief

With our client, Sanandco, we developed a telephone handset that is equipped with integrated sensors to capture vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

The Approach

Plextek scientists created a whole-system simulation to understand the limitations of the system and test our solution.

The monitoring system developed enabled the patient’s vital signs to be collected during a short telephone conversation with their care provider.

The product is easy to use and simply plugs into a standard telephone socket, needing no additional elements.

The Impact

The device is now in the final stages of development and working towards a CE Mark.

When fully implemented into the healthcare market it will dramatically demonstrate how simple, affordable medical technology can provide significantly better outcomes for early detection of health conditions and a more efficient health service.

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