Biomedical test equipment specialist Rigel Medical is poised to launch its fastest patient simulator. An unveiling of the technology will take place this month in Germany at the MEDICA trade fair.
Designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom, the PatSim 200 mimics the most common vital signs of patients, such as body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. Vital for highlighting faults with medical equipment in hospitals and healthcare facilities, the tests ensure that the monitors are accurate in real patient situations. The device includes features such as a large color display and a memory function for users’ five most used sequences.
“Biomedical engineers perform a lot of tasks over the course of the day,” says Andrew Teasdale, principal systems engineer. “Our job is to streamline that process for them and save them time.”
“We’ve listened to the feedback of our customers and built features that address their needs,” he continues. “For instance, biomedical engineers can spend minutes scrolling through test options, whereas they might only use a handful of tests regularly. We took inspiration from everyday items like digital radios, meaning that now users can recall their five ‘favorite’ sequences at the press of a button.”
PatSim 200’s cable ports are compatible with most hospital legacy IBP and temperature cables, making it Rigel’s most versatile simulator yet. The device comes with a 90-day return policy and a 5-year warranty for customers.
“It’s great to be part of the thriving medical community and to be able to make the lives of biomedical engineers, service companies, and healthcare professionals a little bit easier,” says Andrew Upton, managing director at Seaward Group, Rigel Medical’s parent company.