Honduras BMET students Oscar Molina (left) and Heber Sibrian build an opamp circuit they have simulated using the ELVIS Protoboard.
In July 2012, EWH facilitated a donation from National Instruments to Instituto Nacional de Formación Profesional (INFOP) of 10 ELVIS II Prototyping Boards and licenses for LabVIEW and Multisim software. EWH continues to work with INFOP in the creation of a new, Honduras-owned biomedical training program, and these state-of-the-art educational tools will have a tremendous impact at INFOP and represent an upgrade of the electronic instruments previously available in the laboratory. In future years, INFOP will host a 2-year intensive program to introduce newly trained BMETs to the Honduras labor market.
National Instruments specializes in educational tools for engineers and technicians, and the ELVIS II Prototyping Platform is a powerful educational tool that smoothly integrates software, 12 virtual electronics instruments, and a real prototyping board to greatly enhance student understanding of electronic and biomedical principles. Students can simulate electronic circuits using Multisim and LabVIEW software and then build the real thing using the protoboard to experience how theory is translated into practice.