CAE Healthcare announced today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) the sale of Caesar trauma patient simulators to NATO and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security training center that is dedicated to disaster preparedness.
Caesar was originally developed for the military and is now proving popular with the emergency and disaster response markets due to his resistance to rain, extreme temperatures, humidity, dirt, sand and body impact.
The NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium has purchased a Caesar for use in training Special Operations Forces (SOF) on a multinational level. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, USA, purchased five Caesar trauma simulators for disaster response exercises. The CDP is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center.
"Our newest version of the Caesar trauma simulator is even more rugged and more versatile for the military, emergency response and disaster response markets," said Michael Bernstein, president of CAE Healthcare. "Caesar has generated a tremendous amount of excitement and interest among emergency and disaster response agencies."
Caesar was designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions to allow point-of-care training in challenging field settings. With dramatic bleeding and automatic physiological response to treatment, Caesar is training medics and responders who need to stabilize an injured patient quickly for transport or for higher-level care. The original Caesar technology was developed by researchers at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) in collaboration with the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and licensed to CAE Healthcare.
Date: Dec 6, 2012