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The History and Validation of CARL

2015

CARL began as an engineering research project at Western University to provide better experiential training in the audiology program

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2016

After positive impressions of the first prototype, the project was taken on as a master's thesis to properly develop and validate the technology.

2017

CARL finished his first validation study with positive results and encouragement for more refinement
(Face and content validity of a probe tube placement simulator).

A new CARL was developed to incorporate the suggested changes

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Follow the link below to see our FIRST study in JAAA!

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30461412/

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2018

CARL completed his second validation study finding students who used the simulator performed better in clinical scenarios 
(Skills transference of a probe tube placement simulator)
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AHead Simulations was founded.

Feedback from the second study was incorporated into a production CARL to send out to test sites

Follow the link below to see our SECOND study in JAAA!

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31274072/

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2019

CARL was officially launched to international markets in January 2019.

CARL found new use cases, new lesson plans, and a whole new range of anatomies, functionalities, and improvements.

CARL attended international conferences, and 50 CARL units found homes in 7 different countries around the world. 

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2020

After a turbulent beginning to 2020 and the worldwide health crisis, CARL has adapted to allow safe hands-on training while social distancing.

CARL is continuing to expand with new lesson plans, new features, new sites, and new ways of accessing CARL.

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