Case study

Global content delivery to state-of-the-art emergency training devices

Laerdal’s interactive medical manikins are used to train EMTs and medical professionals around the world. They needed to move to modern subscription models and improve the delivery of medical scenario scripts to their global network of devices.

With help from Sanity they transitioned away from fixed licensing and asynchronous content delivery into tiered subscriptions and content in the cloud. Sanity connects with their user apps and internal APIs for script storage, collection management, and real-time content delivery.

Use case

Headless CMS and asset CDN for Laerdal Scenario Cloud: an educational library of emergency medical scenarios distributed to a global network of interactive patient simulators.

Employees
1500+
Device Owners
Thousands
Distribution
15+ countries

Our tight project timeline meant that we had to develop our code and content in parallel. This is a very difficult problem to solve, and would have been a lot worse if it weren’t for Sanity’s flexibility. It would have been much more difficult with a heavier, traditional content system.

Jochai von Baumgarten – Product Manager – MyLaerdal

About the customer

Laerdal is a world-leading provider of products and services for training in therapeutic and emergency medical care. Their sensor-rich medical simulation products and CPR training manikins are used by enterprises around the world, including voluntary organisations, educational institutions, hospitals and the military.

Application
Headless CMS
Asset CDN
Localization support
Integrations
React
ASP.NET Core
Microsoft Azure
Key benefits

From prototype to production ready

Laerdal initially chose Sanity as a prototyping tool. Over time they found that the more they worked with it, the less they wanted to transition to something else. They gained efficiencies when moving from research into production because there was no need to change workflows or translate their preferred data model into more opinionated systems.

Code + content in parallel

Laerdal’s transition to cloud-based subscriptions was under a tight project timeline. In order to meet their deadline they had to write content, and structure their data, in parallel. Sanity’s flexible modeling and data migration capabilities let them iterate quickly and apply transformations along the way, so that data structures could be improved upon without losing valuable content.

Multilingual User Interfaces

In addition to medical scenario and collection management, Laerdal took advantage of Sanity’s flexibility to deliver localized language experiences to their patient simulator control interfaces around the world.