Eau Claire, Wis. (April 7, 2021) – Realityworks, Inc. announces that their ECG Simulator has been named a Finalist in the EdTech Digest Cool Tool Awards 2021. The annual competition is the largest recognition program in education technology. Winners are selected from across the K-12, higher education, and skills and workforce sectors and judged based on criteria like pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential. Realityworks’ ECG Simulator was recognized for helping teachers make an impact in today’s post-pandemic health science classroom. With this unique training tool, health care students can get true-to-life practice placing ECG/EKG leads on the body through accurate rib palpation while learning how to properly assess heart rhythms.
“We’re honored that one of our internally developed products has been named a finalist in this year’s EdTech Digest Awards,” said Timm Boettcher, Realityworks President & CEO. “With pandemic concerns making it difficult for health care students to get clinical hours with real patients, health science instructors are working harder than ever to give their students realistic skills practice opportunities. Tools like our ECG Simulator help them develop real-world knowledge.”
An electrocardiogram, or ECG, is likely the first thing healthcare providers conduct if a patient is experiencing cardiac issues. But if the leads are inaccurately placed or the results are misinterpreted, lives can be affected. Realityworks’ ECG Simulator is an all-in-one solution for proper ECG training; it lets students practice placing ECG/EKG leads on the body through realistic rib palpation, and practice reading and recognizing common rhythms. The simulator includes a tablet for practice and assessment opportunities, student workbooks and ECG Rhythm flashcards as well as comprehensive curriculum.
“The worldwide pandemic put education and training to the test, but remote learning and working—in many unexpected ways—ultimately brought us closer,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program. “Trying times revealed strengths and capabilities of people, and workability of products. Leaders and innovators with their tools and techniques worked hard to keep the learning world connected to knowledge and each other.”
Realityworks’ ECG Simulator belongs to a product line focused on bringing realism into the classroom through simulators and models that engage students while teaching in-demand skills. For more information on Realityworks’ products and programs, visit realityworks.com.
About the EdTech Awards
The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. Past winners include Claned, Soundtrap, Blackboard, Discovery Education, DreamBox Learning, Edmodo, Edthena, Flipgrid, Freshgrade, Promethean, Scholastic, Schoology, SMART Technologies and more. This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and selected to honor those moving students forward across K-12, higher education, and workforce learning.
About Realityworks, Inc.
Established over 25 years ago, Realityworks, Inc. is dedicated to creating experiential learning tools that engage students, help educators teach needed skills and provide career exploration opportunities. Realityworks comprehensive learning solutions combine curriculum with hands-on learning tools, student activities and assessments to create innovative classroom-based learning environments that make a difference. These solutions are used in middle, secondary and post-secondary schools to address a variety of Career & Technical Education pathways, including health & human services, health sciences, welding and trade skills, agriculture education, sex education and more. With simulators in more than 70 percent of U.S. school districts and programs in more than 90 countries around the world, Realityworks has made a worldwide impact on the lives of youth all over the world. For more information, visit www.realityworks.com, or call toll-free 800-830-1416.