PCS Mini-Grant FAQs

Top 7 Frequently Asked Questions about the VR in Simulation PCS Mini-Grant.

VERA is now PCS Spark

When we originally launched VERA a short 10 months ago, we did so with a few patient cases and only one avatar, who we colloquially referred to as VERA. Since then, the team has been hard at work adding a diverse range of avatars that now includes a range of ethnicities, ages, and genders!  As…

PCS Mini-Grant Opportunity

PCS is announcing a mini-grant opportunity for innovative simulation programs with a passion for cutting-technology (AI and Virtual Reality) and an aspiration to elevated their clinical interview training opportunities.

PCS Spark Understands Even More

With our latest update to the PCS Communication engine, PCS Spark and ALEX can now understand you even better thanks to our enhanced contextual understanding.  Dealing with context is one of the more difficult things a Speech AI will need to do throughout a conversation. In previous versions of the PCS Engine, each question was…

PCS Spark Latest Update adds Labs/Orders

One of the most requested features that we hear from users of PCS Spark and ALEX is the ability for learners to order labs and imaging for their patient. Over the past couple of months our development team has been hard at work to make this feature request a reality. This morning we released our…

The 3 Key Benefits of PCS Spark

Universities across the U.S. are turning to PCS Spark for clinical interview training as campuses shift to include online learning alternatives. When asked why, here are the three key reasons these institutions cite: 1. Artificial Intelligence with Natural Language Processing PCS Spark is built on the PCS Communication Engine which is able to understand over…

Incase you missed this key piece of information at IMSH 2020

It was standing room only. The room had about 100 chairs; people continued to trickle in after the session had started, finding room along the back wall and up the sides. They’d come to better understand the topic: artificial intelligence, even more specifically how AI is impacting the field of patient simulation.  One point we…

How to turn a shirt into a simulator

At first glance PCS Plus may resemble just a shirt bundled with a few odds and ends. But when combined with a manikin, a patient simulator is born. Any manikin will do. Use a patient care trainer for basic physiological assessment and long-term care. A CPR trainer for that cardiac arrest scenario. The possibilities are…

Make your SP encounters better with this one simple trick

Earlier this week we introduced PCS Plus, the wearable simulator for humans and manikins. Today I’d like to dive a little deeper on what you can expect when you pair PCS Plus with a human. To put it simply: a lot. Bring physical findings to your SP encounters with our dynamic physiology. Is your standardized…

PCS’ Brain Understands You Much Better Now

ALEX has always had speech up his sleeve, after all, he is a patient communication simulator, right?! Well, we’ve been working up some magic on his conversation. Come join us for a behind the scenes sneak peek into the secrets of the magician.   ALEX’s speech has been something you could customize for a while…

Controlling ALEX From Behind the Scenes Can Be Automated

If you have been using patient simulators for a while, you know all about the concept of a patient scenario including several different patient states. Pretty much all high fidelity simulators allow you to define such states as a shortcut to changing a large number of patient parameters at the same time. ALEX had such…

Capnogram, EtCO2, and New ECG Waveforms

From now on, when you’ll start a simulation you’ll notice ALEX has a capnogram monitoring EtCO2 values you can set, additional  ECG waveforms, and customizable virtual patient monitor layout. A capnogram displays the inhaled and exhaled concentration or partial pressure of CO2, and is an indirect monitor of the CO2 partial pressure in the arterial blood. ALEX does…