Conversation with Marius Auflem - about AI technology
Our vision is that no one should die or be disabled unnecessarily during birth or from sudden illness, trauma, or medical errors. We have set a clear vision, an ambitious goal, and a roadmap to get us there. But we know that we cannot get there alone. Colleagues and collaboration are key.
AI is enhancing productivity and creativity around the world, but can it be used to further facial expression capabilities in/on our patient simulators? That’s what Product Developer and PhD Candidate, Marius Auflem has been exploring during his industrial PhD here at Laerdal. Watch to learn more:
Our work environment is mission-driven. Our shared mission encourages collaboration and engagement between departments, cultures, and countries which allows us to generate unique ideas and solutions. We rely on the expertise of our multidisciplinary teams to see problems from different perspectives to solve our customers and partners challenges.
We believe that diversity and inclusion from entry level to top management helps us drive better decision making. Fostering diversity enables us to build cultural awareness, a broader competence base, and understand our customers across cultures. Read more about our diversity policy >
Our corporate culture cultivates collaboration and teamwork with colleagues around the world. We integrate local knowledge with global experience. We embrace our shared company values and a passion for ideas and learning.
Working at our headquarters means being in the heart of what we do. Here, close to 500 people work together on every aspect of development from first concepts, through to the final production of our most advanced simulators.
We work with international partners to develop cutting edge e-learning products to help train healthcare professionals, as well as laypeople. Here, we work in teams, individually in cross-disciplinary units, in workshops, and with colleagues and partners across the entire organization.
From sales and marketing, customer service, logistics, and services based out of New York, to product development and manufacturing in Texas, we are more than 300 people working towards our common mission.
At Laerdal D.C. we help achieve our mission by delivering innovative digital-first solutions that bridge the ed-tech and health-tech industries in both simulated and live clinical care environments.
Bangalore is home to our software solutions hub. Here, we do exciting work in the areas of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D animation. Mumbai is the heart of our operations and sales teams working on numerous projects with governmental and private organizations.
Laerdal China is spread across the country, with manufacturing and R&D in Suzhou and our sales, marketing and services teams out of Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
“I´m here to make a difference and won´t settle for anything less! I love knowing that my work is helping save lives. It is such a gift that fills me with gratitude and joy.
And that´s not all. I get to work with the most amazing people and cutting-edge technology - always learning something new and having tons of fun!”
Director, Digital Development
Software & Data Solutions
"When I was a child I was always restless. I always needed to feel like I was creating something or solving a problem and I think that’s what led me to study Mechanical Engineering. I started with Laerdal when I was still a student, uncertain, not knowing much about the company. That quickly changed. From company culture to colleagues, I felt engaged and challenged to make a difference. Every day there is a new assignment and thanks to cross-department teams and in-house maker spaces, my drive has sparked into action!"
“Working at Laerdal gives me the opportunity to work on challenging problems related to healthcare training and patient safety. On a day-to-day basis, I appreciate being able to work with international teams on creative research and design projects that are clearly practical and impactful.”
Nursing & Patient Care
"After seven years of working with Laerdal in India, there’s one thing that I hold most dear and that is the people I work with – all driven by our mission of helping save lives. Also, my work takes me across the world for field research and product testing and this has helped me develop close empathy with the end-users of our products and build strong relationships outside the organization as well."
Product Design Manager
Product Design India
“Working at Laerdal Medical got me back in touch with an important aspect of work life: the people. Getting to spend your day with people who respect you and lift you up is the most precious thing. I get to evolve around professionals who strive to develop the company and their respective field, who work together to make us move forward. My colleagues will happily participate in your project and bring their expertise to the table to bring it to the next level. I am happy to work hand in hand with such amazing people!”
Our summer internships give students an opportunity to gain unique work experience in our way of working and our culture in a buzzing development environment. The program lasts for eight weeks between June and August in Stavanger.
More than 60 years ago, our founder maintained that “if we can create value to society at large, and do our job well, satisfactory economic results will follow - and allow us to build a stronger company with time.” We believe this was as true then as it is today.
Laerdal Global Health is a not-for-profit company dedicated to helping saves lives of mothers and newborns in low-income countries. Through partnerships with global health and professional organizations, Laerdal Global Health develops high-impact, low-cost training solutions.
The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap for a healthier, greener, fairer, and more inclusive society by 2030. We are specifically committed to SDG 3 Good Health with a focus on solutions to improve the quality of education of healthcare professionals, first responders, and the general public.
By our continued assessment and improvement of ethical business practices and our support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we are committed to doing business that contributes to a better world.
Opportunities for development
We believe that our employees own their own development. As a company, we emphasize a practical and blended approach to learning activities to best meet identified individual needs and strategic directions.
Compensation and benefits
We offer fair, position-based and local market oriented compensations. Our policies and benefits are according to the standards of local practices.
Diversity and inclusion
We believe that diversity and inclusion from entry level to top management helps us drive better decision making. Fostering diversity enables us to build cultural awareness, a broader competence base, and understand our customers across cultures.
We know you only perform as well as you feel. That’s why we offer a variety of health and wellness activities for keeping your body and mind in shape.
We understand that a good work-life balance is essential to well-being. A family -friendly environment, a healthy workplace, community engagement opportunities, flexibility, among other initiatives contribute to the well-being of our employees.
Be a part of a place that is recognized for the work we do – from prestigious design awards to media recognition to the Business for Peace Award, Laerdal is proud of the recognition we receive.
We invite people from all over the world to be Challengers with us here at Laerdal.
Start by solving the challenge in this video.