The Visualize Trainer

The Visualize trainer is a low-cost box training model built to aid midwives in learning to perform visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) using realistic simulation with an electronic feedback mechanism. The training model:

  • Allows students to practice VIA at their own pace
  • Gives students exposure to many different VIA outcomes
  • Allows students to gain confidence in performing VIA before screening any patients

 
 

FEATURES

  • The training model features a simulated vaginal cavity that allows a student to pass a speculum and examine a pictured cervix.
  • The student using the training model is guided through the process by using the Arduino microcontroller and LCD screen
  • Images of cervixes before and after applying acetic acid are shown on a set of acrylic tabs. hese 8 tabs can be inserted into the left side of the training model box and are visible behind the simulated vaginal cavity.
    • Image "A" is a photo of a cervix before acetic acid is applied.
    • Image "B" is a photo of the same cervix after acetic acid is applied.
  • Images of cervixes after applying acetic acid are shown on a set of paper flashcards developed by Jhpiego. The flashcards present over 100 different cervixes. These 100+ flashcards can be inserted into the top of the training model box and are visible behind the simulated vaginal cavity.