1 out of 10 babies is born premature. Determined to improve these outcomes, neonatologist Dr. Jens-Christian Schwindt founded SIMCharacters in 2012: “Our mission at SIMCharacters is to improve the quality of care for critically ill preterm and newborn babies by advancing the realism and effectiveness of training simulators.” The SIMCharacters team knows that creating High Emotion Simulation requires understanding and empathy towards the teams, families, and programs caring tirelessly for their little patients. With that in mind, we developed our first preterm simulator Paul. With his birth, we took the next step towards a brighter future for medical simulation.
With SIMCharacters, we have set ourselves the goal of sustainably improving the quality of care for critically ill children worldwide by developing highly realistic simulators.
SIMCharacters started with the vision of founder Dr. Jens-Christian Schwindt to improve the outcomes of more than 15 million preterm births per year worldwide. At the heart of this vision stood the idea to provide healthcare professionals with a highly realistic tool to learn/train/simulate life-saving procedures for critical care emergencies. This resulted in the development of the most realistic preterm simulator to date, which goes beyond high fidelity. Our high emotion preterm simulator PAUL.
Hopefully, we came one step closer to realizing this vision in a sustainable way with the help of our little Paul.
The journey of SIMCharacters and Paul begins in 2010 at the Medical University of Vienna...