Dear Members of the Educational Community,

As distance learning and online education have become a significant source of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, KbPort™ is partnering with Kitware to promote the Pulse Physiology Suite and demonstrate how it can enhance your use of SimEMR® to train medical professionals.

Pulse is a free learning resource that uses computer simulations to provide real-time interaction with a patient as they experience physiologic responses to common medical conditions, traumas, and treatments. This feedback is essential to learning how a patient’s body will respond based on a variety of factors in a virtual setting. It also reinforces the importance of accurately recording and communicating their health.

Kitware has developed a tutorial video demonstrating the ways Pulse can be used to explore patient responses to acute injury, drug and fluids administration, and more. Please note that this video only shows a few examples of how Pulse can be used. For a more detailed list of the underlying physiologic responses provided in Pulse, you can refer to the Pulse System Methodology.

Another open source tool that complements the Pulse Suite is 3D Slicer. While primarily focused on the analysis of medical images, it does also offer brain, knee, abdominal, and other anatomic atlases and the ability to explore clinical images such as MRI, CT, and ultrasound.

Kitware understands that the shift to alternative educational models can be challenging. That’s why we are happy to provide a suite of tools that can allow for a smoother transition and help supplement online physiology, medical, and biomedical curriculums.

Wishing you good health,

The Kitware & KbPort™ Teams

Have questions? Kitware is happy to answer them! Whether you’re an educator shifting to a distance learning approach and want to learn how Pulse could help you, or a user with questions about installation or how to get started with our tools, please email us or visit our discourse forum.