11 January 2010
Posted in Press and Media
Discover the latest in technology for training today’s medical professionals
and providing more benefits for patients during complex surgeries
Otronicon Presented by Full Sail University
Medical Sim City Presented by Florida Hospital for Children
WHO: Cutting edge medical simulators from Florida Hospital and the University of Central Florida Media Convergence Lab available for exploration by the public during Otronicon. Medical Sim City is presented by Florida Hospital for Children. Also on display will be the innovative da Vinci® Surgical Robot from Intuitive Surgical Inc.
WHAT: Simulation training gives healthcare professionals a new and enlightening perspective on how to handle real medical situations. Through scenarios that simulate crisis situations, medical simulation can increase the level of healthcare quality that participants provide. The groundbreaking technology of the da Vinci® Surgical Robot enables a robotic arm to precisely translate the movements of a surgeon’s hands, providing a minimally invasive application for complex surgeries.
WHEN: During Otronicon, January 15-18
10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday
The da Vinci® Surgical Robot is on display from January 15-17.
WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando 32803
WHY: Simulation allows medical professionals the opportunity to practice increasingly complex procedures and experience emergency situations with no risk to a patient’s health and safety.
Patient simulators can be programmed to talk, function, and react like a real patient. They provide the opportunity to rehearse both simple and complex emergency procedures.
Surgical robots provide surgeons with an increased level of precision, versatility, and control in intricate surgical procedures. This technology offers patients benefits of reduced pain, diminished scarring and complications, less blood loss, lower infection risk and faster recovery.
Experience the same technology that is being used to train today’s medical professionals and provide more benefits to patients. Get access to simulators and robots rarely made available to the public.
COST: Access to Medical Sim City is included with admission to Otronicon, which is $17 for adults, $12 for kids (ages 3-11). Science Center members get free admission. Tickets also include access to four floors of videogames, workshops, robots, competitions and more.
INFO: Call 407.514.2000 or visit www.otronicon.org.
WHAT IS OTRONICON? Otronicon is a celebration of interactive technology that uses video games and simulation to demonstrate the future of how we live, learn, work and play. The presenting sponsor of Otronicon is Full Sail University. For more info on Full Sail, visit www.fullsail.edu.