CAE Healthcare introduces Athena, the world’s most advanced female patient simulator

CAE Healthcare announced today that it will introduce AthenaTM, the most sophisticated, high-fidelity female patient simulator available today, at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego, USA.

"Other than childbirth simulators, there are no high-fidelity female manikins available to simulation centers," said Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare. "Athena will add that crucial element of realism and believability to female patient scenarios that is needed to help learners gain confidence, develop critical thinking and master higher level skills through simulation."

Athena offers exceptional features and capabilities for healthcare education. With advanced lungs, Athena can be placed on a ventilator for training scenarios. She provides comprehensive cardiovascular education and integrated CPR performance metrics that are compliant with American Heart Association 2015 guidelines. Athena comes programmed with five evidence-based Simulated Clinical Experiences (SCEs), including acute respiratory distress, sepsis and heart failure. She is wireless and tetherless for in situ training or mobile simulation.

Athena can be operated with CAE Healthcare's modeled physiology, which responds automatically to treatments and interventions, or with CAE's new Vïvo platform, which allows full instructor control over all of her responses and vital signs.

CAE Healthcare will showcase Athena in Booth 600 at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego from January 16-20, 2016 and at the Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) World conference in Tampa, Florida from February 16-18, 2016. 

Learn more about Athena at

About CAE Healthcare

CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare's full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, the LearningSpace audiovisual and center management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 9,000 CAE Healthcare simulators and audiovisual solutions are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities.

About CAE

CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals.


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Helene V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications
CAE Healthcare
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Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations
CAE Healthcare
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