Doctors regularly find themselves in uncomfortable situations from revealing dire diagnoses to suggesting digital rectal decompressions for fecal impactions. Each day brings a new challenge, and each patient deserves a gentle approach. The photo above is of a simulator specifically developed just for those touchy moments, allowing a clinician to practice approaching a patient and performing rectal procedures.
The training tool is packed with features, its creators have a deep understanding of simulation research, and the system was developed in tight collaboration with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin. For those interested in the background of the development of this simulator, Geekosystem features an interview with one of the designers: The Story Behind This Robotic Butt, and How it Could Someday Help You (And Your Butt)