The Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation is a state-of-the-art facility used to teach clinical communication, physical examination and technical skills for health professionals at all levels of learning.

Located in 6,300 square feet of space on the ground level of the Wegner Health Science Information Center in Sioux Falls, the facility features 10 clinical exam rooms, two high-fidelity simulation labs, a task/debriefing room and a 30-person classroom.

For each simulation room, AVI was asked to provide AV technology necessary to view, record and enable feedback on training activity. It was a challenge we had to get right – because, ultimately, lives could depend on it.


All simulation rooms are connected and controlled by a Crestron control system that enables training to be recorded and stored across campuses, including University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls and in Vermillion. Audiences can follow everything live via the web – including the words coming out of the simulation mannequins’ mouths – and all activity is recorded for later playback, analysis and education.