Noldus’ tools are widely used by researchers in medical research, communication studies, ergonomics, Human Factors, and psychology. Examples are task analysis, safety and protocol evaluations, and analysis of verbal and nonverbal communication. Whether the objective is to answer a fundamental research question, or assess the performance of a medical team in an emergency situation, Noldus software and integrated systems will provide high-quality results and insight into behaviors and behavior patterns.
Simulating events adds to our understanding of human behavior for example when under stress. A simulated operating room can provide a secure environment for training and evaluation: new protocols or high-tech tools can be tested and different scenarios can be simulated. A variety of data such as video streams, information from movement sensors, physiological data, and more can easily be integrated in a Noldus’ solution. Noldus labs make use of the latest video technology, many different data acquisition systems, and software such as Media Recorder, a video and audio recording tool, and The Observer® XT, user-friendly software for the collection, analysis, and presentation of behavioral data.
In short, researchers use The Observer XT to code behaviors. But, they also use it to integrate and synchronize video, audio, and simulator data, such as heart rate and blood pressure of the medical simulation mannequin. As a result, they can quickly analyze user tasks, human performance, and combine physiological data with behavioral data. The Observer XT automatically synchronizes physiological data and scored behavior with the video files of one or more cameras. Media Recorder enables synchronous video recordings from up to four different sources. Compatible with The Observer XT, FaceReader, and a broad range of cameras, it is the ideal recording tool. Media Recorder and data acquisition systems can be started and stopped from The Observer XT automatically. This way recording is a one-touch process. Would you like to learn more about custom development and integration? Please find more information on this web page.
Noldus’ technologies include advanced digital video recording, observational data collection, physiological data acquisition, eye tracking, facial expression recognition, data analysis, and pattern detection. In addition to tools and systems, consultancy services and training courses on methods and techniques are also offered.
Diverse scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. The following list is only a small selection of scientific publications relevant to the research field of medical simulation.
- Percival, N.B; Pearson, A.; Jones, J.; Wilkins, m.; Caird, J.K. (2012). Ease of use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by older adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 906-910.
- Thomas, E.J.; Williams, A.L.; Reichman, E.F.; Lasky, R.E.; Crandell, S.; Taggert, W.R. (2010). Team training in the neonatal resuscitation program for interns: teamwork and quality of resuscitations. Pediatrics, 125, 539-546.
- Westli, H.K.; Johnsen, B.H.; Eid, J.; Rasten, I.; Brattebo, G. (2010). Teamwork skills, shared mental models, and performance in simulated trauma teams: an independent group design. Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine, 18 (47), doi:10.1186/1757-7241-18-47.
- Percival, N. B.; Mayer, A. K.; Caird, J. K. (2010). A heuristic evaluation of three automatic external defibrillators. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting September 2010, 54 (23), 1921-1925.