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OtoSim 2™

Develop Otology Skills
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"Better Ear and Eye Training, Better Outcomes"

Simulation products used by over 650 prominent institutions and thousands of students worldwide.

OtoSim 2™

OtoSim 2™ uses advanced otoscopy simulation and has been proven in a study to increase diagnostic accuracy by 42%.
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Using OphthoSim™ instructors can simulate different eye conditions, helping students to reinforce a crucial diagnostic skill.
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New Mobile Products

OtoSim Mobile™

OtoSim Mobile™ transforms your smartphone into a hand-held otoscopy simulator, complementing our featured simulators.
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OphthoSim Mobile™

OphthoSim Mobile™ transforms your smartphone into a hand-held direct ophthalmoscopy simulator, complementing our featured simulators.
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OtoSim Mobile and OphthoSim Mobile Educators Portals™

The OtoSim Mobile Educators Portal™ and the OphthoSim Mobile Educators Portal™ are online educational platforms that connect teachers with students who are using the OtoSim Mobile™ and OphthoSim Mobile™ devices.
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OtoSim Inc. is proud to share some of the peer-reviewed publications of an ever expanding list. These studies have scientifically proven that our products work. Also other studies from around the world are currently underway using our products. If your Institution would like to conduct any research project using our technologies, we welcome the opportunity to assist or collaborate with you.

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1. An innovative and safe way to train novice ear nose and throat residents through simulation: the SimORL experience.

Dell'Era V, Garzaro M, Carenzo L, Ingrassia PL, Aluffi Valletti P.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2020 Feb;40(1):19-25. doi: 10.14639/0392-100X-N0128.

PMID: 32275645

CONCLUSION: The SimORL experience demonstrated that simulation for ENT residents can be a valid educational tool to improve confidence in performing specific ENT procedures, showing a very high overall global satisfaction rate.

2. Effectiveness of discovery learning using a mobile otoscopy simulator on knowledge acquisition and retention in medical students: a randomized controlled trial.

Xu J, Campisi P, Forte V, Carrillo B, Vescan A, Brydges R.

J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Nov 20;47(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s40463-018-0317-4.

PMID: 30458877

CONCLUSION: There is value in self-regulated learning (SRL} in simulation education, and we plan to further improve our curricular design by considering learner behaviours identified in this study.

3. Evaluation of a Web-Based Module and an Otoscopy Simulator in Teaching Ear Disease.

Wu V, Beyea JA.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Feb;156(2):272-277. doi: 10.1177/0194599816677697. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

PMID: 28145842

CONCLUSION: Otoscopy clinical skills increased and were retained only in otoscopy simulation (OS). Preclerkship medical student acquisition and retention of otolaryngology diagnostic skills can be greatly improved through web-based teaching modules and otoscopy simulation.

4. Ear Disease Knowledge and Otoscopy Skills Transfer to Real Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Wu V, Sattar J, Cheon S, Beyea JA.

J Surg Educ. 2018 Jul - Aug;75(4):1062-1069. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.12.011. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

PMID: 29371080

CONCLUSION: Otoscopy clinical skills were found to have increased only in otoscopy simulation (OS) and standard classroom instruction (SI), with the OS group demonstrating the largest improvement. Simulation-based medical education in Otolaryngology may provide the greatest transfer of medical knowledge and technical skills when evaluated with real patients.

5. Otoscopy simulation training in a classroom setting: a novel approach to teaching otoscopy to medical students.

Davies J, Djelic L, Campisi P, Forte V, Chiodo A.

Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov;124(11):2594-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.24682. Epub 2014 Aug 28.

PMID: 24648271

CONCLUSION: Organizing large-group otoscopy simulator training sessions is one method whereby students can become familiar with a wide variety of pathologies of the ear and improve both their diagnostic accuracy and their confidence in making otologic diagnoses.

6. Objective Evaluation of Otoscopy Skills Among Family and Community Medicine, Pediatric, and Otolaryngology Residents.

Oyewumi M, Brandt MG, Carrillo B, Atkinson A, Iglar K, Forte V, Campisi P.

J Surg Educ. 2016 Jan-Feb;73(1):129-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.07.011. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

PMID: 26364889

CONCLUSION: A single teaching session with an otoscopy simulator significantly improved diagnostic accuracy in primary care and OTO-HNS trainees.

7. Evaluation of an otoscopy simulator to teach otoscopy and normative anatomy to first year medical students.

Lee DJ, Fu TS, Carrillo B, Campisi P, Forte V, Chiodo A.

Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep;125(9):2159-62. doi: 10.1002/lary.25135. Epub 2015 Jan 19.

PMID: 25601719

CONCLUSION: The use of otoscopy simulation is a novel addition to traditional learning methods for undergraduate medical students. Students can effectively learn normal external and middle ear anatomy and improve their confidence in performing otoscopy examination.

8. Evaluation of an Ophthalmoscopy Simulator to Teach Funduscopy Skills to Pediatric Residents.

Kouzmitcheva E, Grover SA, Berenbaum T, Ali A, Atkinson A, Yeh EA.

Can J Neurol Sci. 2018 May;45(3):320-324. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2017.291. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

PMID: 29455676

CONCLUSION: A single session with an ophthalmoscopy simulator can improve diagnostic accuracy in postgraduate pediatric trainees. Use of ophthalmoscopy simulation represents a novel addition to traditional learning methods for postgraduate pediatric residents that can help trainees to improve their confidence and accuracy in performing this challenging examination.

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