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iVCL2.0-Cardiac is now available!
« on: 2011-Feb-23 »
Finally- I am very proud to announce 'iVCL2.0-Cardiac' is now available on the Apps store:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/ivclv2-0-cardiac/id419086224?mt=8

a big thanks to Bigsofty for laying the foundations in v1 and Futurecow for setting up new functionality and models in what will become v3, soon to be released!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, feedback and encouragement & look forward to continuing to use GLB to deliver quality apps!

Cheers, Shawnus

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Re: iVCL2.0-Cardiac is now available!
« Reply #1 on: 2011-Feb-23 »
I've seen the V1 app, and it does look very cool. But I have zero idea what this is about and what I can use this for.

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« Reply #2 on: 2011-Feb-23 »
It would be useful if you were a doctor

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Re: iVCL2.0-Cardiac is now available!
« Reply #3 on: 2011-Feb-23 »
Its really for medical students and Imaging staff- its a fluoroscopy simulator.

Currently, people train to perform radiological procedures using real equipment that delivers ionising radiation to real patients. The equipment typically takes a series of 2D pictures which staff must then mentally reconstruct in their head to form a 3D object which is then prodded by the same staff using a variety of catheters and other assorted tools essential to the diagnostic/treatment process.

At the same time they must learn the psycho-motor skills necessary to operate this equipment with confidence. The iVCL just transfers this learning curve to a virtual environment.

The medical feedback I have had is that it obeys the 80/20 rule with regard to the high end simulators (e.g. Simbionix angio mentor- http://www.simbionix.com/ANGIO_Mentor.html ) but without the price tag of several hundred thousand dollars.

I reckon at $2.99 its a steal!

I won an NHS Innovations award in 2009 for the PC based version, but I believe a mobile version is essential for the healthcare environment. Having sold only 4 in 24 hrs however the rest of the world seems to disagree with me! Ah well...roll on v3.

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Re: iVCL2.0-Cardiac is now available!
« Reply #4 on: 2011-Feb-23 »
this is sooo great Shawnus! :nw:
Congratulations to you guys!

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Re: iVCL2.0-Cardiac is now available!
« Reply #5 on: 2011-Feb-23 »
You should write to medical universities about it. Make a legal-size letter, coloured and send it to them so they can stick it to the black board. If you send an email, they will just dump it, I fear.

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« Reply #6 on: 2011-Feb-24 »
Its good to see iVCL mature with new addons and features, good luck with the new App guys!   :booze:

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Ian
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« Reply #7 on: 2011-Feb-24 »
You could also try pushing it to the NHS as well, especially if you tell them it'll save them money...

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Re: iVCL2.0-Cardiac is now available!
« Reply #8 on: 2011-Feb-24 »
I sell the PC version to the NHS (I have 3 sites so far) but its very difficult as you ned to be an 'approved supplier', so there is a lot of paperwork to complete.

Also, I cant seem to get around the 'disconnect' between medical professionals and the student body- I think Gernot you are right- a simple poster in the student common room would work wonders.

Also, a lot of medical schools are now rolling out iPhones / iPads 'enterprise wide' & are pre-loading them with 'quality' apps, so I am looking at that option as well.

At the same time I am continuously 'stirring' the advertising in specialist publications, professional bodies, medical app review sites, medical websites, linkedin, FB, etc, etc. All in all, pushing the app is almost a full time job, never mind development!