The Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) offers the latest state of the art simulation technology for research, development and the education of students and professionals in health care. It is used as a large high-tech and safe learning space in which the authentic professional environment is simulated. It fits our high demands for training of Technical Medicine students and other professionals, offering them numerous TM-courses and Postgraduate courses, such as: Laparoscopic or Endovascular Interventions, Advanced Life Support, Fundamentals of Ventilation. The ECTM is one of the Centres of Expertise of the University of Twente. It is used as a ‘beta test site’ by the market leaders in simulation technology and, of course, several scientists of the MIRA institute carry out their research with the help of advanced technology.
The total facility contains over1200 square meters specifically designed for the goals of the ECTM. It includes an Operating Room (OR) and Intensive Care Units (ICU), Human Patient Simulators, Experimental Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Medical Imaging systems (US, MRI, X-ray) and rooms with virtual reality simulators for laparoscopic interventions, flexible endoscopy, endovascular interventions.