Solutions for

Simulation in healthcare

The healthcare industry is an ever-changing field that requires extensive skills and training for its professionals. Different disciplines work together to ensure high quality patient care, and they need to be prepared for the teamwork involved. Effective communication, coordination of activities, clarity on decision making, and managing of errors is of the utmost importance.

Solutions for Simulation in healthcare

Simulation in healthcare

Simulation is used to train and evaluate teamwork. With Noldus solutions, you will gain the insight you need in processes, human performance, and communication, whether your objective is to answer a research question, provide high quality medical education, or assess team performance.


Video recording simulations in healthcare with Viso

Realistic clinical scenarios in the simulation lab

The word “simulation” implies an imitation of a real-life process in order to provide a lifelike experience in a controlled environment. It allows students and professionals to learn in an environment that permits errors, without putting actual patients at risk. A well-constructed simulation allows trainees to answer the question, “If I do this, what happens?" It provides learners with an opportunity to test out different scenarios to see what works and to understand how they arrived at the right and wrong answers.

Noldus helps you design the perfect training and simulation facility, each of which is customized according to the specific needs of the trainers and researchers. Two Noldus products, Viso® and The Observer® XT, are at the core of your lab.


Audio and video system for debriefing

Viso is the user-friendly software suite for audio and video recording, annotation, and quick debriefing. Video feedback is the key to objectively assess performance, particularly during team training sessions. Videos, including markers and comments, can be viewed both in real-time and after a session, from any location, allowing you to set up a debriefing session wherever you want.

Annotate and analyze medical simulations with Viso

Customer quote

"Noldus’ AV feedback system is of added value for providing feedback, as it makes the debriefing more effective. The residents felt more equipped to deal with obstetric emergency situations in which they are responsible."

Maxima Medical Center|Veldhoven, The Netherlands


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Customer stories in healthcare

Several of our customers in the field of healthcare use Viso or The Observer XT as the software tool for recording simulation trainings on video and debriefing these sessions afterwards. 

  • At the Máxima Medical Centre Veldhoven, trainees debrief each other on medical skills, communication, teamwork, and leadership. 
  • Within the Simulation Centre of George Brown Centre, trainees work through a wide range of scenarios in various healthcare settings. 

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Video recording simulation sessions

In Viso it is possible to record different scenarios that take place in sequence in multiple rooms as one composite session. Such a session can cover an unlimited number of rooms.

Watch this animation to learn how the composite session recording option works in a healthcare setting.


Research and analysis software

The Observer XT is the most powerful software tool for behavioral observation and video analysis. Used by over 20,000 professionals all over the world, The Observer XT allows you to easily

  • Integrate and synchronize video, audio, and external data
  • Assess performance and communication live or from video
  • Analyze doctor-patient interaction
  • Calculate statistics
  • Give valuable feedback by presenting your results in video highlight clips

Combining Viso and The Observer XT

Interested in analyzing your training sessions in more detail? Benefit from the ease-of-use of Viso and  the extensive analysis options of The Observer XT. Markers, remarks, videos, and audio can easily be imported into The Observer XT for more detailed analysis, visualization, and presentation. In this way you can turn qualitative data into quantitative results.

The Observer XT to capture doctor-patient interaction

Extending your lab

A combination of physiological and behavioral data can provide you with essential information that will help you to further understand and explain your participants’ behaviors. A variety of additional data such as physiological data, eye tracking data, and more can easily be integrated into your custom Noldus solution.

With Viso at the core to centralize recordings, and The Observer XT providing an additional level of data synchronization and analysis that cannot be beaten, Noldus provides our clients with the most current technologies for medical simulation and debriefing.


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Let us help you choose the tools you need for your trainings in a simulation lab or for your research. Learn more about our powerful software tools, fully integrated labs, and expert consultancy.

Or have a look at the customer story of Máxima Medical Centre Veldhoven, where trainees debrief each other on medical skills, communication, teamwork, and leadership. Within the Simulation Centre of George Brown Centre, trainees work through a wide range of scenarios in various healthcare settings. 

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Interesting publications

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. 

Several of these articles were used in our blog posts on medical simulation and doctor-patient interaction. Don’t want to miss new blog posts? Stay up-to-date and subscribe now! You will receive updates of new blog posts every month.


Relevant blogs


The role of explicit bias in working with depressed cardiac patients

Using simulated medical encounters, Dr. Crapanzano and her team measured the influence of bias in the medical students' diagnosis and treatment plans for a patient presenting as mildly depressed.

The effect of simulation-based obstetric team training

Dr. Truijens describes the positive effects of simulation-based obstetric team training on communication between health care professionals, clear leadership, and more.

Simulation-based training in times of crisis

Simulation can be a useful tool in the development of new standard operating procedures and policies needed to respond to crises like COVID-19.
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