Interactive education system for teaching patient care

  • US 6,503,087 B1
  • Filed: 10/06/2000
  • Issued: 01/07/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An interactive education system for teaching patient care to a user, the system comprising:

  • a computer having a program for displaying a selection of selectable modules for providing different interactive training sessions;

    a patient simulator operably connected to the computer;

    a virtual instrument for use with the simulator in performing patient care activities;

    a sensor for sensing an interaction between the virtual instrument and the simulator, wherein the sensor is disposed on a skin overlay which is removably attached to the patient simulator; and

    means for providing feedback to the user regarding the interaction between the virtual instrument and the simulator.

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