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OtoSim Inc. is a Toronto-based medical simulation company focused on otoscopy and ophthalmoscopy training. Our goal is to enhance patient outcomes through better training of primary healthcare providers, with effective and innovative simulation tools.

OtoSim Inc. is a Toronto-based medical simulation company focused on otoscopy and ophthalmoscopy training. Our goal is to enhance patient outcomes through better training of primary healthcare providers, with effective and innovative simulation tools.

Our products include the OtoSim™ (otoscopy) and OphthoSim™ (ophthalmoscopy), which were developed in conjunction with key educators and clinicians from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Drs. Vito Forte and Paolo Campisi recognized the deficiencies that exist in current-day otoscopic training. The OtoSim™ device was pioneered to resolve the problem and proved its value through a scientific study.

A medical teaching tool that ensures verifiable learning was born with OtoSim™ and OphthoSim™. Our medical training technology has been adopted in Canada, USA and globally, and benefited these healthcare disciplines:

  • Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Audiologists
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Our products include the OtoSim™ (otoscopy) and OphthoSim™ (ophthalmoscopy), which were developed in conjunction with key educators and clinicians from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Drs. Vito Forte and Paolo Campisi recognized the deficiencies that exist in current-day otoscopic training. The OtoSim™ device was pioneered to resolve the problem and proved its value through a scientific study.

A medical teaching tool that ensures verifiable learning was born with OtoSim™ and OphthoSim™. Our medical training technology has been adopted in Canada, USA and globally, and benefited these healthcare disciplines:

  • Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Audiologists
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OphthoSim

Next up was addressing the problem in ophthalmoscopy training and increasing diagnostic accuracy. Dr. Kenneth Eng, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, provided the ophthalmology perspective to develop OphthoSim™.

A medical teaching tool that ensures verifiable learning was born with OtoSim™ and OphthoSim™.  Our medical training systems have been adopted in Canada, USA, and globally by medical schools, nursing schools, physician assistant programs, allied health programs, as well as teaching hospitals and clinics.

Next up was addressing the problem in ophthalmoscopy training and increasing diagnostic accuracy. Dr. Kenneth Eng, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, provided the ophthalmology perspective to develop OphthoSim™.

A medical teaching tool that ensures verifiable learning was born with OtoSim™ and OphthoSim™.  Our medical training systems have been adopted in Canada, USA, and globally by medical schools, nursing schools, physician assistant programs, allied health programs, as well as teaching hospitals and clinics.

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INVENTORS
INVENTORS
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Dr. Vito Forte, MD, FRCSC   Dr. Vito Forte is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of OtoSim Inc, and a co-inventor of OtoSim™. He is a paediatric otolaryngologist (the former otolaryngologist-in-chief) in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a full professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Forte recently retired from clinical practice and re-purposed to take up a lead role in the Hammers and Nails Program at SickKids creating a better linkage between clinicians and engineers. In 2013, he was one of the recipients of the 2013 Canadian Association of Medical Educators (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award. In 2015, he was the recipient of the The Ernest C. Manning Foundation Innovation Award. This is awarded annually to talented Canadian innovators who are improving the lives of Canadians and others worldwide through their commercialized innovations. This award recognizes innovators for the value they are adding to our provincial and national economies by creating jobs and wealth, and positioning our country as a global competitor.
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Dr. Vito Forte, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Vito Forte is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of OtoSim Inc, and a co-inventor of OtoSim™. He is a paediatric otolaryngologist (the former otolaryngologist-in-chief) in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a full professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Forte recently retired from clinical practice and re-purposed to take up a lead role in the Hammers and Nails Program at SickKids creating a better linkage between clinicians and engineers. In 2013, he was one of the recipients of the 2013 Canadian Association of Medical Educators (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award. In 2015, he was the recipient of the The Ernest C. Manning Foundation Innovation Award. This is awarded annually to talented Canadian innovators who are improving the lives of Canadians and others worldwide through their commercialized innovations. This award recognizes innovators for the value they are adding to our provincial and national economies by creating jobs and wealth, and positioning our country as a global competitor.

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Dr. Paolo Campisi, MSc, MD, FRCSC Dr. Paolo Campisi is a co-inventor of OtoSim™. He is a paediatric otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is Professor and Vice Chair of Education, and the Director of Postgraduate Education (formerly Director of Undergraduate Education) in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Campisi led the validation of teaching protocols for medical students in developing OtoSim™, confirming the benefits of OtoSim™ by demonstrating significant improvement in students’ diagnostic accuracy.
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Dr. Paolo Campisi,
MSc, MD, FRCSC, FAAP
Dr. Paolo Campisi is a co-inventor of OtoSim™. He is a paediatric otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is Professor and Vice Chair of Education, and the Director of Postgraduate Education (formerly Director of Undergraduate Education) in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Campisi led the validation of teaching protocols for medical students in developing OtoSim™, confirming the benefits of OtoSim™ by demonstrating significant improvement in students’ diagnostic accuracy.
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Dr. Michael Hawke, MD, FRCS(C) Dr. Michael Hawke is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is one of the pioneers in medical photography and has a true passion for it, having amassed over 10,000 photographs of the ear in his personal library. These photographs were captured using telescopic techniques that he also helped pioneer. We were honoured and fortunate to have Dr. Hawke act as a consultant in the development of OtoSim™ and grateful to him for granting OtoSim Inc exclusivity to his collection of medical photographs.
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Dr. Michael Hawke, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Michael Hawke is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is one of the pioneers in medical photography and has a true passion for it, having amassed over 10,000 photographs of the ear in his personal library. These photographs were captured using telescopic techniques that he also helped pioneer. We were honoured and fortunate to have Dr. Hawke act as a consultant in the development of OtoSim™ and grateful to him for granting OtoSim Inc exclusivity to his collection of medical photographs.

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