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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lifelike Pediatric Robot Creeps Out Docs in Training

A lifelike pediatric robot capable of speaking, crying, bleeding and mimicking various ailments is creeping out doctors in training, Digital Trends reported Monday.

Touted by its creators as "the world's most advanced pediatric patient simulator," Pediatric Hal was designed as a 5-year-old boy to help medical students learn various medical procedures as well as teach them how to talk to, diagnose and treat young patients in a lifelike environment.

Medical training company Gaumard Scientific is behind the eerie, lifelike robot able to simulate lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions, movement, and speech, according to a promotional YouTube video.

The company noted that Hal has interactive eyes that can blink, pupils that dilate as well as color-changing skin that can depict varying emotional states, trauma and neurological conditions.

Hal also can simulate a pulse, he can breathe and he can simulate lifelike responses to medications.


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