Client: Imperial College
How do surgeons prepare for an operation, when they know that the smallest mistake could be the line between life and death? That was the question Cellule faced when developing SimCath, a cardiology suite for simulation training.
“SimCath can be
By training in a simulation environment, future surgeons have an opportunity to rehearse for complex surgery, performing common interactions between patients and clinicians in a low risk environment.
SimCath is affordable and portable. The unit can be transported easily from hospital to hospital, allowing teams to quickly set up a full scale operation in numerous different contexts and configurations.
“Developing SimCath was reminiscent of
building a theater set”
Developing SimCath was reminiscent of building a theatre set, a stage…We worked with patients and clinicians to develop an
immersive simulation suite ‘close enough to reality’ so that their behaviours within the simulation environment were as close to that of a live operating theatre as possible.
The design was underpinned by thorough field research in the Cath Labs at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital attending real operations.
SimCath was tested by the a cardiology team at Chelsea and Westminster.