cardionics logo and auscultation in background

Since July 2019 Excellus Technologies, Inc. dba Cardionics (known as “Cardionics”) a leader in auscultation simulation products is a part of 3B Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of anatomical models and medical simulation products for healthcare and patient education. “Cardionics is a perfect addition to 3B Scientific’s line of Medical Education and Simulation Products,” said Todd Murray, CEO of 3B Scientific. “We continue to develop deep and broad penetration into the global medical simulation market and Cardionics auscultation products provide strong synergies and an excellent focused offering to complement the overall 3B Scientific simulation line.”

Cardionics Chief Operating Officer, Andy Strandell, continues in his role with Cardionics to drive further growth and product development utilizing synergies between the two companies. Read the full acquisition press release here.

About Cardionics

The late Dr. Abe Ravin, M.D., FACC, founded Cardionics in 1969. At the University of Colorado, Denver Dr. Ravin was cardiologist, and he was working as a professor of clinical medicine. In order to help his students to recognize the different heart sounds during auscultation and thus to diagnose them correctly, he developed the first simulator for auscultation. For the first time, it was possible to identify normal heart and lung sounds without seeing a patient. The American College of Cardiology acknowledged Dr. Ravin’s contribution with the distinguished Gifted Teacher Award.

Cardionics was founded out of the necessity to improve medical education and the company continues to improve medical education, specifically the advancement of cardiac and pulmonary education. Invention and innovation are the engine of Cardionics products and service is at the core of the entire team.

The mission of Cardionics is to make the world a better place through life-saving medical education innovations in combination with the vision to provide the medical industry with reliable, high-quality products, which provide value to customers and partners worldwide. Together with the new partner 3B Scientific, Cardionics continues to set the pace for auscultation products and services through the development of unique, interactive, and experiential systems that integrate seamlessly into classroom, clinical, and telehealth applications.

Cardionics offers comprehensive auscultation solutions

The successful product range by Cardionics fulfills all needs in auscultation simulation. Cardionics sets the standard for auscultation products and services by developing unique, interactive and experience-oriented systems that integrate seamlessly into your curriculum.

Cardionics products are addresses to Medical Schools, Nursing Schools, Standardized Patient Programs, Physician Assistant Departments, Community Colleges, Vocational Programs, EMT & EMS Programs, Respiratory Therapy Depts., Chiropractic Colleges, Physical Therapy Depts., Athletic Training Depts., Pharmacy Schools, Veterans and Government Agencies, High Schools, Hospitals, Clinics & Telemedicine.

Your advantages using Learning System by Cardionics

Large Sounds Library

  • Heart, lung, bowel, and bruit sounds
  • Simulated as well as real sounds recorded from live patients
  • Highest fidelity sounds
  • All of the auscultation sounds are also available for distance based learning with SAM Online

Plug and Play

  • Products are ready to use out of the box
  • Minimal training required
  • Students can train on their own, without an instructors

Highly Versatile – Valuable for Users

  • Cardionics Auscultation Skills Learning Systems and Simulators can be used in the classroom, auditorium, skills lab and online
  • Many of the Auscultation Skills Learning Systems provide the capability to adapt for large and small group instruction as well as individual assessment and practice
  • The Cardionics Auscultation Skills Learning Systems provide a diversity of products including light and dark skin manikins as well as adult and pediatric solutions.

Innovative Wearable Simulation made by Cardionics

woman with cardionics bionic hybrid simulator (BHS) with SimScope™ checking pulse
BHS with SimScope™
SimShirt™ with SimScope™
SimShirt™ with SimScope™

The Bionic Hybrid Simulator (BHS) with SimScope™

The combination of customizable parameters with a live Standardized Patient makes the Bionic Hybrid Simulator the most realistic and instructive physical assessment simulation solution on the market. When worn by the standardized patient, the suit simulates physiological conditions to test diagnostic and procedural skills. It is controlled wirelessly with easy to use software and responds in real time to diagnosis and treatment with direct feedback. Features 5-wire EKG connections, pulse points, optional blood pressure cuff accessory, as well as auscultation capabilities. Instructors can easily adjust and adapt the suit scenarios to fit many conditions wirelessly by using the SimScope™ Wifi. The SimScope™ is the most instructive device available for auscultation and assessment in a patient simulation.

Click here to learn more about the BHS by Cardionics.

SimShirt™ with SimScope™

The SimShirt™ System is a complete auscultation and assessment trainer for all academic levels. The system contains RFID sensor tags woven into the fabric of the garment, providing a durable, customizable, and easy-to-use auscultation trainer in the classroom or simulation laboratory. A manikin or a standardized patient can wear the SimShirt™ during a simulation (or by fellow students for more informal training in the classroom). Includes 30 physiological sounds within the SimScope?™ software, and additional packages of over 90 sounds are available.

Click here to learn more about the SimShirt™ by Cardionics

Student Auscultations Manikins

The auscultation trainers of the SAM Series are all lightweight and portable. They are made for the training in simulation centers, auditorium, and in the classroom for group instruction. Teach and learn all about heart, breath, bowel and bruit sounds with the auscultation manikins SAM Basic®, SAM II® and the newest one SAM 3G® student auscultation manikins.

two students train on SAM 3G® Auscultation Trainer
SAM 3G® Auscultation Trainer

SAM 3G® Auscultation Trainer

The student auscultation trainer with the largest collection of real sounds available on the market.

SAM 3G® features:

  • Carotid artery palpation
  • 24 real auscultation sounds library
  • 24 case studies and echocardiogram videos
  • High Fidelity auscultation sounds: heart (49), lung (34), H&L combo sounds (11), bowel (11), bruit (6)
  • ECG waveform
  • Smart classroom / auditorium ready
  • Includes one-year SAM Online® site license
  • Use your own stethoscope

PAT the Pediatric Auscultation Trainer

This Pediatric Auscultation Trainer is a complete auscultation manikin for the specific pediatric conditions. Because pediatric care requires careful consideration of growth and developmental issues, PAT is designed to prepare students to readily recognize the signs and sounds associated with pediatric disorders. With one of the largest libraries of pediatric sounds and intuitive instructional tools, PAT gives students everything they need to actively engage in their auscultation education. The trainer uses the technology of the SimScope™ stethoscope (included) to simulate heart, lung and bowel sounds of a child. PAT is also available a s PAT Basic® pediatric auscultation manikin.

PAT® features:

  • Lightweight and portable
  • High Fidelity auscultation sounds:
    • heart (37 sounds)
    • lung (17 sounds)
    • bowel (4 sounds)
  • Smart classroom / auditorium ready
  • Includes one-year SAM Online® site license
  • Use your own stethoscope

This is what customers say about Cardionics products:

bill boudreaux with SAM 3G

Bill Boudreaux, EdD, RN, CEN
Assistant Professor/Medical Educator

"With 1200 students a year using them, the SAMs are my most useful tool. They are very dependable and functional. ... Seeing that “aha” moment when it all comes together for our students is very gratifying. It is proof that we’re improving their educational experience."

linda mason Barber with SAM 3G

Linda A. Mason Barber, PhD, RN, ANP-C
Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia

“We are educating undergraduate nurses to become leaders in their field. Advanced skills training goes a long way in attaining that goal. … I enjoy seeing my student’s eyes pop when they hear an aortic stenosis on SAM for the first time.”

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