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ORSIM bronchoscopy simulator Features In NZ Herald Business

June 14th, 2010

Clever Kiwi companies out to prove that technology can save money, as well as many people’s lives 3:44 AM Monday Jun 14, 2010 ORSIM – Paul Baker inserting a tiny tube down someone’s throat (or nose) and into their lungs might sound easy enough, but it’s not. On average, NZ physicians use the gadget known as a bronchoscope only three times a year, and their skills can get very rusty. It’s a problem that has worried Auckland anaesthetist Paul Baker for years, so four years ago he finally decided to do something about it. Baker hired a team to develop a cheap and portable bronchoscope simulator that can work with any laptop.