Surgeons are able to sharpen their heart catheterization skills onboard two unique demo medical simulation motor coaches manufactured by CMI for Natick, Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific in partnership with Denver-based SimSuite Medical Corporation.
The exterior wrap features the corporate logo, tagline and web address. CMI even cut and installed an extra side door served by lightweight aircraft aluminum steps that stow in the coach's underbay when not in use. The 35-foot, MCI F-model coaches’ uniqueness is apparent before ever setting foot inside. A 18-foot mechanical awning has an electronic sensor to automatically retract should winds reach 13 mph.
Includes a simulated operation theater where surgeons can practice their heart catheterization skills on a dummy patient. A talking dummy patient lies atop the operating table, which is flanked by SimSuite’s simulated clinical environment, including seven flatscreen LCD monitors, 3-D imaging equipment and x-ray and vital sign monitors. The wall behind the patient features a panoramic photo mural that creates the impression of a large operating room. In addition to a local area computer network, each coach features a global positioning mapping, tracking and alarm system which is accessible over the Internet to let the company know where the coach is at all times.
The walls and cabinets are finished in maple laminate, and seating for four people is available on a flip-down bench and two 1950’s soda fountain-style drum stools with chrome bases. A 3/4-inch Plexiglass wall and double swing door lead to the rear lounge and the SimSuite medical simulation theater. There are seven flatscreen LCD monitors on board, as well as 3-D imaging equipment, x-ray monitors and vital sign displays. The coaches are carpeted and feature chrome hardware throughout. All interior colors were selected to match those in the Boston Scientific corporate identity. A 12,000-watt generator and 4,000-watt inverter automatically charge the coach batteries when needed.
The front lounges of the 35-foot, 28,560-pound vehicles feature a 37-inch Panasonic plasma television, with a Sony DVD/CD/VCR entertainment system and VGA input so that a laptop computer can use the TV as a display monitor if desired.