Digitalizing First Aid Training

Business Challenges

When Laerdal wanted a rugged wireless device that could control patient simulators, and use up-to-date training material and simulations through connectivity with a cloud solution, the company knew where to come. Akkodis has been working with Laerdal Medical for nearly a decade, delivering IoT solutions, including more than 40,000 wireless handheld controllers, used to simulate training scenarios. Akkodis contributed full hardware development of both units as well as the firmware securing connectivity between the mannequin and the tablet.
The training system enables high quality education and training for medical staff and students in medical institutions worldwide. Hospital staff and students are trained in a safe yet realistic and practical environment and can access up-to-date training material through the cloud solution.

Akkodis has recently helped Laerdal explore new ways in which wireless technology can optimize the user-friendliness of its products.

Our Solution

Development of wireless handheld controller (SimPad PLUS) to be used in a medical training system for Laerdal Medical, an international supplier of training and treatment equipment SimPad PLUS had to deliver on tough EMC/ESD design criteria, as well as certification and documentation in compliance with government regulations.

Akkodis’ contribution

  • Customization of hardware and software from idea/concept to delivery/production for handheld PC
  • Support and maintenance
  • Life cycle management
  • Testing and verification
  • Global shipment management from Taiwan.

Technology/skills applied

  • HW: Ruggedization and customization of handheld platform
  • SW: Low-level and middle-layer code and API for easy SW development on handheld ARM CPU
  • Connectivity: IoT-enabled solution through WiFi/BT
  • AI-enabled features
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