Reshaping the Future of Respiratory Simulation: Exploring ISL Technology’s Role in Education

Nearly 30 years ago, IngMar Medical developed the world’s most sophisticated breathing simulator, the ASL 5000®. Due to its versatility and high level of precision and control, the ASL 5000® Breathing Simulator is considered the premier solution for hands-on training, clinical research, and device testing to this day.

Throughout the years, we have paid particularly close attention to the feedback coming from our educational users. They have always been passionate and committed to achieving the best possible simulation outcomes, a goal that we share together. We’ve used this feedback to make incremental updates to the ASL 5000® user experience, particularly from a software perspective.

But, there was always one question we couldn’t answer.

“Can’t you fit the ASL technology inside a manikin?”

ISL technology inside the Aurora Manikin

We agreed this was a great idea, but we didn’t have a solution for it…until now!

Our new Internal Simulated Lung (ISL) is derived from the ASL 5000® technology. It elevates medical training by offering a tetherless internal system for creating realistic interactions with all forms of ventilation including bag-valve mask, non-invasive, and invasive/ICU ventilation.

We are thrilled to take this leap in innovation which allows us to offer educators a level of realism that is comparable to the coveted ASL 5000® along with the ability to transport the patient from one educational setting to another.

The ISL technology immerses educators in realistic respiratory scenarios within a controlled environment, providing invaluable hands-on experience in managing intricate respiratory conditions. As a result, learners can significantly boost their clinical competency and readiness to handle complex respiratory care scenarios, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

The ISL technology is available as a part of two distinctly different simulators:

ISL technology inside SimMan® Critical Care

IngMar Medical’s brand new Aurora utilizes the ISL technology to provide an affordable, ALS-based manikin capable of providing highly realistic, hands-on ventilation training. The ability to comprehensively assess the patient’s condition and practice a variety of clinical skills makes the manikin an ideal solution for Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, EMS, and Physicians.

SimMan® Critical Care, developed by Laerdal Medical, utilizes ISL technology to provide an immersive and realistic training experience in critical care, respiratory care, and anesthesia practice. SimMan® Critical Care empowers healthcare professionals to practice high-fidelity simulations of critical respiratory scenarios, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumothorax, and respiratory failure. Through this partnership, IngMar Medical and Laerdal Medical are spearheading the revolution in medical education and training, equipping healthcare providers worldwide with the tools they need to excel in their practice.

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Meet Aurora: Realistic ventilation training at an affordable cost

The release of Aurora marks a significant leap forward in technology! Aurora’s new Internal Simulated Lung (ISL) is based on the world-renowned ASL 5000® Breathing Simulator technology. The release of Aurora marks a significant leap forward in technology.  This technology elevates medical training by offering a tetherless, internal system which interacts realistically with all forms of ventilation including bag-valve mask, non-invasive, and invasive ventilation. Compatible with nearly any mode of ventilation, it accurately simulates respiratory mechanics, maintains therapeutic PEEP levels, and breathes spontaneously while being ventilated, preparing healthcare professionals for a wide range of ventilation scenarios.

Aurora is more than a ventilation task trainer! We believe that the best way of preparing for real life situations is for a diverse team of healthcare professionals to be immersed in an environment where they can practice decision-making, teamwork, and communication. For this reason, to meet the needs of a range of educators including respiratory therapy, nursing, EMS, and physicians.

Key Benefits of Aurora


Use your own real equipment including bag-valve mask, non-invasive ventilation (CPAP/BiPAP), and ICU ventilators


Learners assess dynamic chest movement, x-rays, CT scans, sounds, and a true-to-life Patient Monitor


Patient can be transported from one location to another due to tetherless capability


Debrief environment with objective simulation data, and real-time feedback for BVM ventilation and CPR


Intuitive patient control and scenario building.


Quick and easy installation.

Watch the video below to see Aurora in action!


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IngMar Medical Unveils Aurora Manikin at IMSH 2024

The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is a pivotal event in the world of medical training and education, and this year’s gathering was nothing short of inspiring. Held in San Diego, California, the conference brought together healthcare professionals, educators, and innovators from around the globe, all united by a common goal: to advance the field of healthcare simulation. Attendees were able to explore the latest technological advancements, share insights, and engage in thought-provoking discussions about the future of medical education.

One of the highlights of IMSH, for IngMar Medical, was the introduction of our new respiratory-based ALS manikin, Aurora. Aurora’s unveiling was met with enthusiasm, showcasing unparalleled realism and interactivity in medical training. The event was not just a display of technological advancements; it was a testament to the evolving landscape of healthcare education. Sessions and workshops led by industry experts provided invaluable learning experiences, while networking opportunities abounded, allowing professionals to connect and collaborate on future projects and ideas. The energy at IMSH was infectious, driving home the importance and impact of simulation in healthcare.

IMSH once again proved to be an essential platform for those dedicated to enhancing the quality and efficacy of healthcare education through simulation. As we reflect on the success of this year’s meeting, it’s clear that the future of healthcare education is bright, innovative, and more dynamic than ever. The advancements and connections made at IMSH will undoubtedly ripple outwards, influencing the way healthcare professionals are trained and ultimately, the quality of care provided to patients worldwide.

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New RespiSim® Scenarios are Here! Revolutionize Your Training

We understand that developing realistic, effective mechanical ventilation training scenarios can be time-consuming, especially for educators who are balancing time between the simulation lab and the ICU. Therefore, we are now excited to announce the release of 9 new clinical scenarios for use with our RespiSim® System or ASL 5000® Breathing Simulator. With our new RespiSim® Scenarios, you can effortlessly bridge the gap between theory and practice, bringing clinical reality to your training sessions.

What Sets RespiSim Scenarios Apart?

  • Realistic Clinical Simulations: RespiSim® Scenarios stand at the forefront of healthcare training, offering scenarios developed with an acute understanding of real-life physiological responses, aiding learners in making informed treatment decisions through immersive simulations.
  • Expert Collaboration: Crafted through a collaborative effort of our Clinical Education team and subject matter experts from diverse fields, bringing a rich and deep understanding to each scenario.

  • Tailored Learning Experiences: Every aspect of the RespiSim® Scenarios is customizable, allowing for a learning experience that meets your unique objectives and encouraging a deeper understanding through personalized educational pathways.

Advancing Medical Education

IngMar Medical’s new scenarios offer a glimpse into the future of medical training, encouraging collaborative and immersive learning experiences that prepare healthcare professionals for real-world challenges. As learners navigate these scenarios, they can expect detailed feedback and adaptive learning paths, ensuring a learning experience that is both dynamic and responsive to individual needs.

Join the Revolution

We invite medical professionals, institutions, and stakeholders in the healthcare industry to be a part of this revolutionary journey towards a new standard in medical education. Stay tuned for updates on training sessions, workshops, and webinars, where you can experience the new simulation scenarios firsthand.

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Celebrating 30 Years of IngMar Medical: A Journey Built on Customer Success


As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of IngMar Medical, we want to take a moment to reflect on our journey and express our gratitude. From our humble beginnings in 1993 to becoming a global leader in respiratory simulation today, we owe this significant milestone to our valued customers. You’ve trusted us, partnered with us, and grown with us. This is as much your celebration as it is ours.

Our Commitment to the Respiratory Therapy Community

Today, the world needs respiratory therapists (RTs) more than ever. With a shortage of RTs and a rising demand for specialized respiratory care, we understand the importance of our role in this critical healthcare sector​. That’s why we’ve always been passionate about not just providing products, but also fostering a vibrant community of respiratory professionals. We are invested in the success of our customers and the broader respiratory community.

At IngMar Medical, we’re excited about the future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that openings for RTs will grow faster than the average for all healthcare occupations in the coming years​. As the demand for specialized respiratory care continues to grow, so does our commitment to providing world-class respiratory simulation products to a range of healthcare professionals.

The Power of Partnership: Success Stories

Our customer stories provide a testament to the impact we’ve made together. When faced with the challenge of enhancing their respiratory simulation training, our customers often turn to our ASL 5000®-based educational products, the RespiSim® System or the ASL 5000® Lung Solution. The result? A revolutionary transformation of their education model. Their staff enjoys a more realistic, hands-on understanding of respiratory mechanics, all thanks to the unparalleled fidelity of the ASL 5000®​​.

It’s been an honor to see how our breathing simulators, test lungs, and training materials have equipped respiratory clinicians and device engineers with the tools they need to improve patient outcomes​​.

See below to hear first-hand from a number of our loyal customers:

Celebrating 30 Years, Looking to the Future

This 30th anniversary is a celebration of our shared journey. It’s about the relationships we’ve built, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the victories we’ve achieved together. But it’s also about looking forward. As we navigate the future together, we’re excited to continue to support the healthcare community, innovate in our field, and help our customers succeed.

To express our gratitude, we’re delighted to announce a series of promotional discounts on our products. It’s our way of saying thank you for being part of our journey. We couldn’t have come this far without you.

Finally, we want to say a huge thank you to all of our customers, partners, and the broader respiratory therapy community. Your support and commitment have been instrumental in our success, and we look forward to continuing this journey together for many more years to come. Here’s to the next 30 years!

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RespiSim Software Version 4.3 is Here, and It’s Packed with Exciting New Enhancements!


Discover How RespiSim Software Version 4.3 Enhances Your Experience and Improves Training Outcomes

The latest version of RespiSim software, version 4.3, has recently been released with a host of exciting new enhancements that improve the overall user experience.

Key updates include:

  • Better support for importing/exporting scenarios.
  • Reduced lag while running simulations.
  • Improved functionality when loading, saving, editing, and running scenarios.
  • Enhanced platform for improved system performance and stability.

RespiSim Software version 4.3 is a significant upgrade that builds upon the strengths of previous versions while addressing known issues and introducing valuable new features. Its enhanced stability, usability, and functionality make it an even more essential tool for respiratory therapy education and training.

Hear what people are saying about our RespiSim Software!

“I loved it. I love the ease of use, and yet it retains the robust ability to change the pulmonary dynamics adequately.”Lonny Ashworth, MEd, RRT, FAARC, Professor, Director of Research, Department of Respiratory Care, Boise State University

“The platform is easy to read and navigate. I created my own scenarios and they worked well.”Bill Garrison, BS, ACCS-RRT, RCP Respiratory Educator, Simulation Lab at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Click here for more details about the update and instructions on downloading RespiSim Software 4.3.