ALEX doesn’t just bring new features to yesterday’s simulators, ALEX is a new type of patient simulator. He’s called a Patient Communication Simulator (PCS) because that’s exactly what he does.
ALEX is the first patient simulator to speak in three different ways:
- Reliable ‘Voice of God’ for active facilitators from any location. Yes, any location – ALEX is cloud connected, remember?
- You type it, ALEX says it: speech synthesis when standardization is important.
- And as a voice-enabled service using a natural language user interface.
ALEX listens, recognizes predefined questions, and responds with scripted answers related to his condition.
In addition to practicing their clinical assessment and decision-making skills during a stimulation session, with ALEX your learners get to practice their communication skills. With the added voice-enabled service, ALEX will respond to questions common during a patient assessment, like:
“What brings you in today?”
“When did this problem start?”
“On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the pain?”
“Are you allergic to any medications?”
“Have you been hospitalized before?”
Can we expect learners to articulate exact word-for-word phrases taught during a clinical interviewing course? Not a chance.
So, thankfully, ALEX is not only a good listener, he’s smart, too ALEX is programmed to make an educated guess as to what information the learner is seeking. What brings you in today? What’s going on? What’s going on today? How are you doing? Tell me a little about what brought you in today? Tomayto, Tomahto – ALEX gets it!
Imagine that. A patient simulator with the accessibility of a task trainer.