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Surgery-Simulating Dummy Allows Doctors To Develop Skills

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the cut-away dept.

Education 30

techgeek0279 writes "The Cybram 001 Cybernetic Brain Artery Model simulates the functioning of the cerebral blood vessels, so doctors can practice performing actual operations on the brain. Developed through joint research by Fuyo and the Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, the life size plastic body contains a blood vessel system that runs from the groin to the cerebral artery, as well as a circulation pump and pressure control circuit used to realistically simulate blood flow and pressure in the body."

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fp (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732219)

Did nigger's suddenly get too expensive?

Sounds good and all. (5, Funny)

phazemstr (1405173) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732251)

But does it give an electric shock when they mess up?

Re:Sounds good and all. (1)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732423)

It brings me great joy to know that the first (legitimate) comment hit on exactly what I was thinking. Is it water on the knee?! [youtube.com]

Re:Sounds good and all. (1)

ShieldW0lf (601553) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732683)

Confidence born in a simulator coupled with a lack of experience working with meat. Doesn't sound like someone I want cutting into me.

Re:Sounds good and all. (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#39734633)

I would imagine that they use the simulatore before they get to cut on cadavers. In any case, I wouldn't want my doctor to be right out of med school.

Re:Sounds good and all. (1)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 2 years ago | (#39735783)

Nah, you'd never get 'lack of experience working with meat'. Med school is all about spending forever cutting up corpses. This is just supplementary to that.

Re:Sounds good and all. (1)

The Evil Atheist (2484676) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732537)

The trainees get tasered.

Re:Sounds good and all. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732643)

You must wait at least 999999999999999999999999999999 minutes to post so that everyone has a fair chance to post. Idiots.

Re:Sounds good and all. (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 2 years ago | (#39733343)

Don't touch the sides... Butter fingers.

The groin and brain are closely connected (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732271)

" ... a blood vessel system that runs from the groin to the cerebral artery ... "

Well, some people do seem to think with their ... groin.

The groin? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#39734493)

How do they do this procedure on women?

life & death (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732281)

remember that game? did anyone ever get far in it? I was quite young when playing and didn't have a manual so maybe that's why all the patients tended to die..

Re:life & death (4, Funny)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732475)

remember that game? did anyone ever get far in it? I was quite young when playing and didn't have a manual so maybe that's why all the patients tended to die..

It wasn't a game. Your father was an Ender fan and you were being trained to be the world's greatest surgeon.

He stopped after you killed your first three hundred patients.

Re:life & death (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#39733253)

that game also had a pager chat with phone numbers that was used for copy protection.

Super (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732447)

It looks amazing. Surely it is very useful for the doctors.
Cardboard Boxes [houseremovals.org.uk]

When I was a kid... (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732535)

We were too poor to buy fancy robots, so I had to play doctor with the girl next door.

Re:When I was a kid... (2)

sycodon (149926) | more than 2 years ago | (#39733077)

Hannibal? Is that you?

I had one as a kid... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732571)

It rocked. [wikipedia.org]

some history (3, Interesting)

Mantaray (146342) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732583)

I was reading an article just yesterday about efforts to build similar systems in Victorian times... pretty interesting:

http://wilsonquarterly.com/article.cfm?AID=2056

No (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732599)

Do some moralfags and hole-for-dead-body-diggers try to replace Pathology again?

Wake me up when they fail. I love me some emergency room gore.

E$4? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39732731)

contin1ues to lose

Cheaper than livestock (1)

tomhath (637240) | more than 2 years ago | (#39732897)

Which is what medical students start out practicing surgery on. The more practice using the instruments the better skilled they'll be when they finally get to humans.

Good thing we -now- have surgery-free brain cures (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39733165)

At (only a) -first- glance, that simulator didn't seem to be all that realistic in appearance.

Maybe that's a good thing...

At least for those with Brain Cancer, for which (we're told) FDA has given its "Good to Go" (on human patients) for the use of Electrical Field Treatments for Brain Cancer.

In fact, the FDA also described the treatment as one that [ -unlike- chemo, radiation & / or surgery therapies] does not reduce the patient's Quality of Life.

Keep an eye on future research on this treatment's potential to resolve Breast & other cancers located in the body's trunk region.

(I don't recall if it was mentioned in a TED talk or on Forra.tv)

Combat medic training "Cut Suit" (2)

couchslug (175151) | more than 2 years ago | (#39733391)

Because not all surgery is in a nice clean operating room. I'm not affilitated with the company, I just think it's way cooler than the simple moulage training I had back in the day.

http://www.strategic-operations.com/products/cut-suit [strategic-operations.com]

"Medical Procedures Currently Available on the Cut Suit:
        Extremity tourniquet application and hemorrhage control
        Extremity arterial hemorrhage clamping
        Needle and Surgical Chricothyroidotomy
        Bilateral Chest Needle Thoracentesis
        Surgical Chest Tube Thoracotomy
        Surgical incisions to the thoracic and abdominal cavity with venous bleeding
        Thoracotomy & intra-thoracic exploration and hemorrhage control of gross organ structures
        Laporotomy & intra-abdominal exploration and hemorrhage control of gross organ structures
        Suturing or stapling of gross organs & skin in all locations
        Urinary catheterization and bladder tap
        Peripheral IV access"

Better Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39734979)

Surgery-Simulating Dummy Allows Doctors To Practice Medicine

Cybernetic Brain Artery Model + Realdoll = ?? (1)

omems (1869410) | more than 2 years ago | (#39735383)

horrible, horrible, life-changing, permanently-scarring bloodbath.

At least until you get the tentacle mod.

As Holden would say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39735867)

Three hours into the autopsy they still think they're cutting up a human!

skills (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39736193)

Cool, chicks dig doctors with skills

Video game to train surgeons (1)

steveha (103154) | more than 2 years ago | (#39738461)

I recently watched a Google Tech Talk about a video game that trains the exact same skills as arthroscopic surgery. The game is designed so that you can play it with Wii nunchuck controller, or with a custom controller rig that duplicates the equipment used for arthroscopic surgery.

One interesting point: they built a training facility, but the simulators were not fun, and medical students used the training facility as little as they could manage. The game is designed to be fun so people will play it willingly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpSvDvYvJGk [youtube.com]

steveha

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