Otoscopy and Ophthalmology Training Technology Development
Teaching medical students and allied healthcare professionals accurate and patient friendly diagnosis of ear, eye and nasal conditions are challenging tasks due to the lack of realistic models and interaction with patients. The OONTTDP is a collaboration between the Hospital for Sick Children and Otosim to improve the teaching results through development of realistic simulators with various conditions embedded within an easy to use system. This development work includes: hardware design to incorporate 2-way communication for teaching feedback, modeling work to create ear, eye and nose models, and a novel virtual scope for diagnosing nasal conditions. This work offer hands-on technical training for new graduates while generating new products for Otosim.