MEdSim Magazine profiled OtoSim Inc. and their partnership with the University of Toronto to establish a Student Training Fund in otoscopy.
Led by a $200,000 donation by Mr. Ralph Chiodo of Active Green + Ross, OtoSim Inc. provided 66 OtoSim™ simulation units to U of T.
Otoscopy, the diagnostic examination of the ear, is one of the most poorly acquired medical skills in students because traditional methods of study rely on lectures and print material. Using the OtoSim™ simulation unit allows students to interactively ...
OtoSim™ device’s integration into medical students’ curriculum to help improve diagnosis accuracy by 44 per cent
TORONTO, ON (Feb. 5, 2014) — The University of Toronto (U of T) is creating a Student Training Fund in Otoscopy in partnership with OtoSim Inc., thanks to a $200,000 donation led by Mr. Ralph Chiodo, founder of Active Green + Ross. Other donors include some franchisees of Active Green + Ross and others among Chiodo’s friends and associates.
The Halldale Group, a publisher specializing in simulation ...
February 5, 2014
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Dr. Andrew (Andy) Sinclair, OtoSim’s CEO, was interviewed by PharmaBoadroom.com on October 10, 2013 to discuss the company’s success and plans for the future.
OtoSim's otoscopy training device is revolutionizing the way medical students, teachers and nurses perfect otoscopy techniques. The invention, developed by Doctors Vito Forte and Paolo Campisi at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), provides them with a device that simulates the structure of an actual ear rather than only reading techniques from a textbook.
The article highlights how effective ...
"If there's one profession for which you don't want students to have learning gaps, it's medicine," Rebecca Walberg wrote in the Smart Shift: Agenda for Innovation section in the Financial Post on May 7 (reprinted in the Vancouver Sun on May 9 and in the Calgary Herald on June 6, 2013). "Yet that's exactly what Dr. Paolo Campisi saw while working with medical students at the University of Toronto."
Walberg's article, "Innovation in medical learning a Canadian business success story," describes the ...
OtoSim Night revolutionizes how students learn to identify ear pathologies
On Feb. 13, 2013, almost 100 second-year University of Toronto (U of T) medical students participated in an optional, intensive, one-hour otoscopy workshop using the OtoSim™ — a training and simulation system that is radically changing the way students in Canada and around the world learn this poorly-acquired medical skill.
And, if you want to use simulation technology to change the way medical professionals are taught, ear disease is a good place to ...
OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-of company, was featured along with MaRS Innovation in the Autumn 2012 edition of Health Research & Innovation magazine.
The article by Tim Wilson is titled: "The Business of Health Innovation: How Startups Find Funding."
Here's an excerpt:
"The doctors [Vito Forte and Paolo Campisi] designed OtoSim and did a clinical validation on the prototype, says Andrew Sinclair, OtoSim's CEO. "They then disclosed the invention to SickKids, who passed it to MaRS Innovation, which is a partnership of the ...
Andrew Sinclair, CEO of OtoSim Inc. and a senior director at MaRS Innovation, describes some of the unexpected twists and turns OtoSim has weathered in bringing their product to market in a post on the mark in a post featured on the MaRS Discovery District's blog today.
OtoSim, a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, makes an otoscopy training and simulation system for ear examination, know as the OtoSim™ device, which has been shown to improve medical professionals’ accuracy when diagnosing ear pathologies by 44 ...
MaRS Innovation and the University Health Network's Toronto Rehabilitation Institute have collaborated to bring a new technology to market that accurately diagnoses sleep apnea at the patient's home.
Sleep apnea is a medical disorder that is gaining increasing recognition as a major health issue. It is estimated that six to eight per cent of the world's population suffer from the disease, but 85 per cent are undiagnosed.
Undiagnosed sleep apnea is estimated to cause $3.4 billion in additional medical costs in the US.
MaRS Innovation provided crucial commercialization funding to support research from The Hospital for Sick Children
MaRS Innovation (MI) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have launched OtoSim Inc. to commercialize an otoscopy training system and process developed by two otolaryngologists at SickKids.
The new product, the OtoSim™ program and training device, is the first in a series of training systems directed at improving the accuracy of ear examinations. Using simulation-based training is part of a wider trend in medicine.
In otoscopy, healthcare professionals ...