Software Assisted Experiential Learning
The latest release of the CARL software integrates with our Camera CARL to provide software-assistance for learning, practicing, and testing probe-tube placement and earmold impressions, with more features planned for future development. The CARL software is capable of providing real-time feedback to ensure that students are able to develop their skills as they learn and practice.
The CARL software is lean enough to run on most modern computers. To successfully run the software, you will need:
■ Windows 7 or 10, 32-bit or 64 bit
■ 500 MB of RAM (2 GB preferred)
■ 500 MHz CPU (1 GHz for smoother UI experiences)
■ Minimum 100 MB Hard Disk space
■ aheadsimulations-software_v1.31 (July 22nd, 2019)
■ aheadsimulations-software_v1.3 (July 10th, 2019)
■ aheadsimulations-software_v1.2 (May 14th, 2019)
■ aheadsimulations-software_v1.1 (Feb 19th, 2019)
■ aheadsimulations-software_v1.0 (Jan 16th, 2019)
The Camera CARL software allows for interaction with a Camera CARL. Using the mounted camera within CARL's head, you can utilize AHead's extensive computer-vision techniques to track any objects within CARL's ear canals while offering a real-time measurement of the object-to-eardrum in mm.
This can be used to record/analyze the position of a probe-mic within the ear canal (is it within 5mm from the eardrum?), the placement of a otoblock and the expansion of earmold impressions into the canal, the placement of IICs or RICs into the ear canal, or locations of artificial cerumen within the canal. If you contact CARL's eardrum throughout any of these procedures, you will hear an audible 'OW' signifying CARL is in pain!
The CARL software also allows for testing/evaluations of procedures on CARL with results saved to user profiles.
What to Expect
When you receive your Camera CARL, the software license key will be printed within the product manual, in the format of TKXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
The software subscription will activate from the date you first install the software giving you access to all software updates for free for 365 days. Upon opening the software for the first time, you will be notified that there is a new update available.
Once your subscription expires, you will still get 100% access to your CARL software up to the last installed version number. At that time, if you have found the last 365 days of the software subscription to be of value to you and your institution and would like to resubscribe for another year of updates, please email email@example.com. The cost for a software subscription renewal is $500 USD.
These video resources specifically focus on the CARL software. For more video resources, visit the CARL product page.