CrowdOptic and National Bioskills Laboratories Provide Remote Training with Video Feeds Directly from Medical Devices for Travel-Restricted Enterprises Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO and PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CrowdOptic and National Bioskills Laboratories (NBL) today confirmed the organizations’ ability to provide remote training for physicians and employees at enterprises affected by the travel restrictions surrounding the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

CrowdOptic’s remote training solution, already fully implemented throughout NBL’s facilities in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and South San Francisco, leverages its CrowdEncoder™ wireless streaming device to broadcast video directly from medical equipment to HD displays and to the web. The video from medical devices is integrated with the presenters’ video and audio feeds so that remote users can see 360-degree views of the training environment, mimicking the on-site experience.

“CrowdOptic’s remote training solution is the only system that can live stream directly from any medical device’s digital video output. Access to this high-resolution video of the clinical procedure  is critical to successful learning outcomes,” said Douglas A. Hampers, M.D., President & CEO of National Bioskills Laboratories. “We are seeing increased demand for this solution given the recent travel bans enacted by a rapidly increasing number of organizations worldwide.”

National Bioskills Laboratories has partnered with key opinion leaders in the medical community to establish best practices for optimizing educational outcomes for training events. “We’ve discovered that enhancing attendees’ experience with cutting-edge technology radically improves their in-person engagement and also their long-term content retention,” added Hampers.

The CrowdEncoder is a standalone device that has the ability to stream live video from any device with video output with the push of a button, without the need for a computer. The Cloud-compatible configuration of CrowdEncoder enables point-to-multipoint streaming across the web.

About CrowdOptic

CrowdOptic is an enterprise software company that uses a scalable platform to deliver intelligent camera control and video analytics in real time.  CrowdOptic’s platform analyzes video at the edge and provides actionable data about the video while providing live streams in a simple and easy to consume package.  CrowdOptic works with leading global organizations in healthcare, public safety, retail and sports and entertainment.

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About National Bioskills Laboratories

National Bioskills Laboratories is a physician-founded, physician-focused bioskills training facility providing wraparound event-planning services for medical device companies, insurers, hospitals, and physicians. Through the power of CrowdOptic® livestream technology, National Bioskills Laboratories implements the newest training techniques and highest standards in hands-on and remote medical education, offering a multi-layered training experience for clients who value improved education and outcomes. Founded by Douglas A. Hampers, M.D., M.B.A., and Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund, M.D., the company specializes in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and pain management, and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with training labs located in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and San Francisco.

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Douglas A. Hampers, MD, President & CEO


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