Creepy human replica could train future surgeons: 3D printed body that breathes and bleeds can recreate the trauma of emergency operations

Creepy human replica could train future surgeons: 3D printed body that breathes and bleeds can recreate the trauma of emergency operations
 

With the skin on his patient's chest peeled back and their rib cage cracked open, Richard Arm reaches in and pulls out their heart.
For anyone who is even a little squeamish, it is a horrifying sight, except for one key detail - this 'patient' is actually a life-like 3D printed replica of a human being.
Carefully modelled on a real body, it has been created from a combination of silicone gels and fibres to mimic a real patient to help train surgeons.
WARNING SOME READERS MAY FIND THE PICTURES DISTURBING 
Each of its organs have been printed using CT scans of real hearts, lungs and blood... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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