Starship and Durabook combine for world-leading healthcare simulation


Starship Children’s Health in Auckland is the largest purpose-built children’s hospital in New Zealand. It provides healthcare services specically for young people and is a major teaching centre, leading the country in paediatric research and training.

Simulation is one of the key elements of training for child health teams and the Douglas Starship Simulation Programme replicates real life scenarios to help clinicians prepare for treating sick and injured children. Using the programme, multi-disciplinary clinical teams assess and manage the care of child mannequins.


A large format rugged tablet needed to help create a simulation training environment as realistic to the clinical setting as possible.


Durabook U11I with its large touchscreen, similarly sized to the real medical monitor, is able to withstand the tough hospital conditions and powerful enough to run the simulation software.

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