Innovation on Nursing Education

Porto Nursing School students are the first ones in Portugal to train their skills with our smart virtual patients

Body Interact and the students and staff of the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP), in Portugal, were featured at SIC Notícias (Portuguese TV channel).

ESEP’s students were the first Portuguese Nursing students having access to Body Interact as a learning accelerator tool to complement their clinical education. Gone are the days where clinical reasoning decisions were very hard to train!

Nowadays, using their Body Interact touch table at school, or their Body Interact web accounts which are available anywhere and anytime, these students can do a more complete training using our fascinating world of smart virtual patients with real-world validity, from different specialties, on a realistic environment, and without harming anyone.

Check out the video here.

UTRGV going further: commitment to excellent academic education and affordable, meaningful learning opportunities for students

On April 2015, the UTRGV School of Medicine was the only US institution owning Body Interact touchscreen tabletops. Since then, Body Interact is continuously being used by local schools and organizations as a clinical education teaching tool, and to teach and train university students in a variety of healthcare disciplines.
“Usually, when we put people to working on the tables, they don’t want to leave and we have to pry them out of the room.” – Dr. Kristina Stillsmoking, PhD, Director of the Simulation Hospital and director of Clinical Simulation at UTRGV.

Named as one of the best colleges in Texas on 2017 by BestColleges.com, UTRGV is a leading provider of higher education information and resources.

Body Interact team feels very honored to be part of this educational project.
Congratulations UTRGV for taking clinical education further! May we continue to share the commitment for excellence on the road to smart medicine and to celebrate many more success stories.

Body Interact has a YouTube channel

If you are a video-sharing enthusiast, join our YouTube channel.
We have started very recently but we are going to take this platform moving forward.

Have a look at our playlists and discover why Body Interact is used worldwide.
There is some interesting feedback from our international community.

And if you have been to a Body Interact event, or if you use Body Interact as a clinical education tool, record your testimonial and drop us a line!
Maybe you can be featured on our new corner one of these days.

American College of Cardiology and Body Interact partnered to support clinical problem-solving during ACC.18

The 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo of the American College of Cardiology is gone and we are already missing it!
Once more, the Education Sessions were a great opportunity of continuing education that combined innovative approaches with a variety of learning experiences using Body Interact.

For the past few days, the Personalized Skills & Simulation Center of ACC.18 received enthusiasm and expertise.

Using one of our interactive touch tables, attendees had the opportunity to try several Body Interact clinical scenarios that tested their problem-solving skills and knowledge of current ACC/AHA guidelines.

Our acknowledgment to the ACC team and staff and to all who participated in another great meeting!
We hope to see you again in a nearer future.

Recent study shows a great learning impact of Body Interact system in nursing education

Body Interact has been featured in the study, published by Elsevier, “Clinical Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education“of the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP), in Portugal, by José Miguel Padilha RN, MScN, PhD; Paulo Puga Machado RN, MScN, PhD; Ana Leonor Ribeiro RN, MScN, PhD and José Luís Ramos RN, MScNb.

The results showed excellent outcomes in several topics: easiness to use of the simulator; perceived usefulness and intention to use the clinical virtual simulator in pre-graduate nursing education, relevance and a facilitator role of clinical virtual scenarios in nursing education.

ESEP’s students are one of the first Portuguese Nursing students having access to Body Interact as a learning accelerator tool to complement their clinical education. Check out the testimonial of the ESEP teachers at Sic Notícias (Portuguese TV channel).

We feel honored to be part of ESEP’s education project!

Do you want to build your own Body Interact scenarios? Now you can!

As an educator it is important to have interesting resources to teach and motivate your community. Although Body Interact has an extensive standard library of more than 100 expert-reviewed cases, what if you could build your own Body Interact scenarios to create a customized simulation curricula?

 The brand new Body Interact Scenario Editor gives you the chance to choose your patient characteristics, define the initial parameters and build, bit by bit, the simulation flow, from the health conditions to the possible problems and outcomes, in a very efficient online tool. Then, with a little help from our end, you will have your scenario wrapped up, ready to be used with your class or training group.

Sounds interesting?

Schedule a demo with our team to receive more details.

Body Interact clinical education system just launched a new data and analytics tool

Data is becoming everyday a precious tool for educators to help students to reflect on their achievements and improve their performance by understanding it.

We has just released a new cloud-based tool to help teachers and students to transform the way they teach and learn with Body Interact: the BI Academy. It comes with several tools specially designed for Teachers (the BI Studio) and for Students (the Student Hub).

With BI Studio, a teacher can now track his learners’ performance at home, or at the classroom, having a real-time detailed dashboard; setting up and running OSCEs and evaluations easily, and managing his own Body Interact scenarios.

The Student Hub enables an individual track record about the learning experience with Body Interact scenarios provided by the Teacher.

“Learning improves when the data collected is used to provide feedback for students in a manner that helps them make decisions about their own learning journey.”

Check out this nice article about data and education by Mohamed Hayel Saeed.

Body Interact has new scenarios in Pediatrics and Pregnancy

Body Interact team is continuously putting all the resources and data together to bring you exciting new features and also new specialties.

Moms-to-be and kids have recently arrived to our simulation playground!

Our latest areas of specialty include scenarios of Pediatrics and Pregnancy with engaging clinical scenarios as usual but new issues to take into consideration. After all, pregnant and children require a special attention when we talk about medication dosages for example.

If you already have Body Interact and would like to add these specialties to your simulation curricula, feel free to reach us.

And if you have never seen Body Interact realistic engine in action and would like to have a glimpse of it, you can also contact our crew and schedule an online demo to know more details.

Transform the way you learn and teach with the most powerful and versatile simulation tool ever!

CardioX Brazil – Achieving new worldwide frontiers in medical education

The 72th edition of the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology, promoted by the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) in partnership with the greatest international leaders in cardiology, has delivered innovative content to its attendees.

This year, the event included a course “CardioX – Cardiology Experience by the SBC and the American College of Cardiology (ACC)” mostly focused on virtual reality, technology and interactivity. The four sessions performed used a digital table with a software built around Brazilian and American guidelines: Body Interact. “This platform is totally different from the usual learning approach, it’s one of the great innovations that SBC 2017 has”, mentioned Dr. Marcus Malachias, President of SBC.

Attendees had the chance to try, play, heal and diagnose in real time several patients with acute cardiac settings, having clinical discussions around each case and seeing how their actions impacted the simulation flow.
In the first session in the morning, the delay on decision and the action of not doing a certain intervention caused the virtual patient’s death. “We have done a severe scenario of acute cardiac insufficiency and have seen things that happen in our daily basis. We leave this session with a feeling of enrichment and with the certainty that the main goal is to find ways of saving lives” said Dr. Malachias without losing his sense of humor. “Let’s see if we can save the next one”, he joked.

Our acknowledgment to the SBC team and staff, and to all who participated in this amazing event. Watch SBC video here.

Body Interact is being adopted worldwide

Education is empowerment.
Medical and Nursing education is a subject of worldwide importance. The future caregivers are getting ready today and their performance will impact their patient’s lives.

We are happy to announce that our network of universities and institutions onboard on Body Interact experiential learning community is growing.
Currently Body Interact is included in the educational project of institutions from Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA.

It’s truly an honor to join forces with you all!