A group of American scientists from the University of Florida, the University of Drexel and the University of Visconsna has developed a new system that is designed to help students of medical educational institutions “pump” their skills before passing the scrupulous exams when studying the prostate and mammary glands.
As a result of a joint four -year work supported by the US National Scientific Fund, researchers managed to create a special simulator. It is a physical model of the “fifth point” (it even has its own name – Patrick), which works in a duet with a computer program. Four sensors are installed inside Patrick, which control the movements of the hands of students and allow them to choose the optimal pressure on the prostate gland of a virtual patient.
According to the chief designer of the doctor’s project, Benjami Loka, with the help of a simulator, students can simulate typical situations that arise when examining the patient by a doctor. Before starting training or proceeding with the exam, Patrick needs to ask about pain, symptoms, ask questions about the family and find out a medical story.
When creating a simulator, scientists set themselves the goal not only to improve students’ skills, but also to save them from excess excitement, which is present when working with real people.