BEAT is an off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) training simulator. By combining it with the vessel model YOUCAN, you may practice off-pump vascular anastomosis with a stabilizer. The vascular anastomosis skill is one of the basic skills in cardiovascular surgery, and it is possible to effectively acquire this skill with repeated DRYLAB training. The development of this simulator began in a Waseda University laboratory in 2004, and since then, 275 of such equipment has routinely been used in 9 countries around the world (as of March, 2016).
BEAT can be used, not only in coronary bypass surgery, but for training in general cardiovascular surgery as well. First-time cases exist for everyone. However, in the future, handling first-time cases in a safe manner with sufficient basic practice in a DRYLAB environment will be a must. Please use BEAT for daily training and practice.