CAE Blue Phantom

Understanding ultrasound with CAE Blue Phantom. Mobile educational platform for future doctors.

Client Background

With the release of portable systems, ultrasound, which had once been limited to radiologists, was suddenly being used by a vast number of medical specialties from emergency medicine to anesthesiology. Today, Blue Phantom (acquired by CAE in 2012) is a major producer of the most realistic and durable anatomical task trainers available.

Challenge

CAE has been collaborating with us on other projects, so the company addressed us with a request to develop a new educational platform for ultrasound procedures training.

FEATURES REQUESTED:

  • To lay the virtual model on top of the physical (automatic physical model recognition)
  • To create an ability to train with your student partner and show the training steps results to an instructor
  • To develop an admin panel that manages organizations, users, training models, and training steps
  • To create a price durability calculator

Solution

The tech driver for this app is Augmented Reality (AR), which allows the virtual model to be laid on top of the physical. The model can then change size and switch between the skin and vessel layer.

MORE FEATURES IMPLEMENTED:

  • The ability to work with AR virtual models, rotate, change size and switch between the model layers (skin layer, vessels layer)
  • A way to recognize the real model and put the virtual model on top of it
  • A cross-platform mobile application for iOS and Android
  • An admin panel to manage users, organizations, and training process

Results

We’ve transformed the Client’s idea of building an educational platform into a fully functional app from scratch. The prototype was ready in half a year, and the product was later presented at The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2020 in USA. Our responsive software added value to the training process and allowed tutors to track the process remotely.

TECH STACK:

  • FRONT-END
    Xamarin
    Unity
    Angular

  • BACK-END
    .Net Core

  • DB
    MS SQL

  • CLOUD
    AWS

Biofeedback App

Mobile app for physiological monitoring and biofeedback.

Product Background

Our Client is the world’s leading biofeedback, neurofeedback, and psychophysiological instrument manufacturer. Their equipment monitors and records a variety of physiological and mechanical signals essential for treating stress-related disorders.

Challenge

The Client turned to us to adjust and extend a mobile application to help users optimize mental performance and achieve advanced self-regulation skills. For this purpose, software must be integrated with sensors for therapeutic applications such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, heart rate variability, and electromyography.
Reports, which play a vital role in the diagnostics, needed to be convenient and user-friendly.

Solution

To provide accurate and sensitive psychophysiological monitoring and biofeedback, we:

  • Built Android/iOS mobile applications integrated with hardware through BLE protocol;
  • Enabled specialized quick evaluation protocols;
  • Implemented advanced reports for all evaluations;
  • Developed a self-regulation screen with success points to engage a performer throughout the training.

Results

After 6 months of ongoing cooperation, the Client extended a psychophysiology training system functionality with mobile apps developed and integrated with hardware. They provide intuitive and understandable information that users can use to learn self-regulation.
Visible feedback promotes relaxation, helps expand the cardiovascular system’s resilience and flexibility, and practices self-regulation.

TECH STACK:

  • MOBILE:
    iOS
    Android SDK

  • BACK-END
    BLE connectivity

Teledentistry Solution

HD live video conferencing and intraoral camera integration for a teledentistry solution.

Product Background

Teledentristy is a broad category of solutions to provide and support dental care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of dental information, and education in the field.
Our Client has been operating a teledentistry platform enhanced with costly video streaming. They’ve just developed a new intraoral camera and decided to reimagine the streaming service, making it top-quality but affordable for care providers.

Challenge

The Client was seeking a way to embed a recently created hardware (intraoral camera) with the newest video-streaming tools making it available to use via desktop and mobile devices.

OUR GOALS WERE:

  • To provide uninterrupted, high-quality video conferencing and screen sharing
  • To support integration with the existing dental EHR system
  • To build a product on open-source frameworks
  • To allow multiple participants connecting the same conference

Solution

The stable cross-platform video streaming that allows dental surgery professionals’ collaboration is provided by:

  • WebRTC framework with routing via STUN/TURN servers
  • Bandwidth size and video quality management
  • Streaming support for cellular connections
  • Web and mobile apps.

Results

Our streaming solution stands on the pillars of HIPAA compliancy, EHR integration, and accessibility both from web and mobile. It allows meeting patients or other doctors virtually using live recordable videos, and offers practical evaluations from any location.
It easily incorporates into practice’s daily workflow to facilitate team communication, cover more patients, and store information for further reviews.

TECH STACK:

  • FRONT-END:
    React
    WebRTC
    Kotlin

  • BACK-END:
    .Net Framework
  •  
  • CLOUD:
    MS Azure

  • CONTAINERIZATION:
    Docker
  •  
  • DB:
    MS SQL

CAE ORION

CAE Orion app improves healthcare training providing the connection between mobile devices and training models’ firmware.

Client Background

CAE Healthcare is a division that develops medical simulation products, new equipment validation, medical device trials, educational content, and more. With their mannequin simulators, CAE offers targeted training to hospitals, medical schools, emergency response teams, military branches, nursing, and health programs.

Challenge

Considering our expertise in the Healthcare sector, we developed Orion mobile apps for connectivity to a range of CAE training models.

OUR GOALS WERE:

  • To create connectivity between mobile devices and training model firmware
  • To allow live-tracking of manipulations on the model by a student while an instructor is checking their progress
  • To have customized graphs with models’ parameters changing in real-time.

Solution

FEATURES iMPLEMENTED:

  • BLE connectivity with the firmware of mannequins
  • No-loss data package exchange for live-tracking
  • Cross-platform mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows
  • Power BI customized graphs with results statistics of training models’ manipulations.

Results

Orion app is a responsive software solution that tracks education processes and showcases heart and lung disease treatment. It can be switched between practice and exam modes, empowering medical training and making coaching tangible.

TECH STACK:

  • MOBILE:
    Xamarin

  • FRONT-END:
    AngularJS

  • BACK-END:
    .NET
    Power BI