CATHI launches portable endovascular simulator system 


CATHI has launched a campaign promoting CATHIS Smart, its portable system, to medical technology and pharmaceutical companies. CATHIS Smart displays all types of endovascular intervention in any medical field, and is particularly appropriate for neuroradiology, cardiology, radiology, angiology and pneumology. 

According to a company press release, the system is the size of a laptop. CATHI further state that CATHIS Smart’s compact dimensions do not mean that compromises have been made on either applications or features. It can be completely customised to satisfy individual customer needs, such as being set up with specific devices or instruments, along with associated special features. The CATHIS Smart simulator is supported by a range of hardware including a control unit, notebook and foot pedal. 

The company claims that CATHIS Smart enables sales teams to give simplified yet high-definition demonstrations of complex products to their customers. They can quickly learn simple-to-follow step-by-step procedures to gain a basic understanding of vessel anatomy plus the handling of instruments or devices. CATHIS Smart can also be used by engineers as a tool for aiding product design by facilitating visualisation and the extrapolation of ideas, as well as factoring in ease of operation and a positive user experience.  

“Simulators are essential items of equipment for the cath lab, both for initial training and maintaining vital skills”, said Andreas Götte, head of cardiology at the St Vincenz Hospital, Paderborn, Germany. “But to be effective they must resemble ‘real life’ clinical practice: we must see the coronary artery as it really is, being able to manipulate guide wires as well as catheters and balloons.”  


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