TAMPA, Fla. – While other high-end electrocardiogram simulators are being sold for thousands of dollars, SynDaver Labs released a state-of-the-art EKG platform for free on Monday.
SynDaver Labs, the company that pioneered a synthetic human to replace the use of cadavers, released another ground-breaking medical science achievement on Monday – a free EKG simulator available in the Google Play app store.
The SynDaver EKG simulator is a digital platform that can be run along with any medical training manikin to add another layer of realism to simulations.
“This type of app is likely to be used in rural areas and in developing countries where funds are less likely to be available for training,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “But anyone interested in learning more about EKGs can use this app to discover more about science and the vitals of the human body.”
Variables that are currently able to be set include heartbeats per minute, systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, respiration rate, SPO2 and temperature. These values are displayed both numerically and by color coordinated dynamic waveform with mutable audio indicators for the heart rate.
A key difference between the SynDaver EKG simulator and other free simulator apps is SynDaver’s ability to pair two android devices via Bluetooth.
“This is ideal in for a classroom setting, as it allows an instructor to update the display remotely, in real time, in response to student interactions or to modify the training scenario on the fly,” said Sakezles.
Comparable simulators on the market cost around $1,750.
“I think it’s fair to say that better technology and training will eventually lead to lives being saved, which is the foremost reason behind the technologies we create,” Sakezles said. “While others in the industry may want to profit from something like this, we saw an unmet need that could easily be met, and decided to release our trainer for free.”
Anyone interested in downloading the SynDaver EKG Simulator can do so by clicking here.
About SynDaver Labs
SynDaver Labs manufactures synthetic humans for training in schools, hospitals and military installations. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties and all SynDaver tissues are made from water, salts, and fibers. The company currently has 10 patents on these materials, processes, and related products. SynDaver Labs is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and employs more than 100 people. The company also has an advanced research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona and is planning additional facilities in the U.S., China, Europe, and Latin America.