B&G Educational Innovations LLC, (BGEI) has collaborated with ECHO Healthcare.

Elizabeth Benson, co-founder and CEO of BGEI, said, “We believe ECHO Healthcare’s expertise and innovative approaches will help create additional opportunities to raise the level of learner competence and confidence, improving both patient care and safety.”

The two companies already share a link to Lifecast Body Simulation, a U.K.-based firm creating realistic body manikins from castings of real people for use in healthcare simulation education. “We have been using the ReaLifeSim tools with our Lifecast bodies throughout the world to enhance the simulation abilities of the Lifecast manikins,” explained David Halliwell, director of Lifecast. “We are pleased to see ECHO Healthcare and ReaLifeSim combining to support the growth of realism in clinical simulation,” he added. ECHO Healthcare distributes Lifecast products throughout the United States and Canada.