The Weird, Creepy World of Medical Simulation Models

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Oh yeah BABY!
Technology is great. It’s given us TiVo, the George Foreman Grill and a wide array of manikins and faux body parts that medical students can practice on so that they don’t practice on YOU. But wow, are they creepy. Here are some of the strangest and most nightmare-inducing examples.
Medical students practicing the birthing process might use the NOELLE Maternal and Neonatal Simulator (pictured above), which has a removable stomach cover, dilating cervix and multiple vulva for postpartum suturing. It comes with one “birthing baby” (with umbilical cord and placenta) and one newborn. If that’s too extravagant, you can get a working model of just the vaginal area:

A Computer That Watches Your Every Move


Be Careful You Don’t Flip The Bird When Your Boss Asks You To Work Overtime On Your Birthday When There Is A Party Waiting For You At Home

Imagine being able to browse the web, write email and do everything else you need to do without touching your computer. What if it could all be done with a flick of your wrist or the movement of your eyes? Well, researchers at the Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality Research Group, at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia just might make that happen for you.

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