The Boston Medical Center Newton Pavilion Simulation Center provides advanced training for medical students and resident physicians. For a hands-on training experience in a risk free atmosphere, the Center uses simulation environments to imitate real life clinical situations. TKA Architects hired Acentech to design the audiovisual system for medical teaching spaces.
Acentech designed AV presentation systems for a conference room, consisting of a large wall-mounted video display panel, and a large divisible classroom with a distributed sound system (used for speech reinforcement and audio playback) and video projection. Acentech also designed audiovisual systems that interfaced with owner provided medical simulation equipment (i.e. mannequins and associated controls) in the simulation laboratories and control rooms. These included ceiling-mounted cameras and microphones for monitoring and recording activities occurring in the Laboratories, loudspeakers and microphones for communication between the Control Room and the Laboratories, and controls for the devices. All recorded activities can be stored on computer servers via the IT network, which can be accessed and viewed in the Classroom, Conference Room, or on network-connected computers.