Robots Helping Out Dentists
Posted: December 4, 2009
In Palm Beach County, FL, the health department is giving local dentists a new tool to help others, called the "Sim Man". It may not be an actual human, but dentists can use it to simulate real life scenarios and even help save lives.
People can use it to play different medical roles and have the "Sim" character function as if it was a real patient. The robot can mimic functions of a real patient with the breathing and blood pressure, so it can be monitored and cared for properly. The exercise is believed to aid medical professionals in reacting properly in actual crises. One thing the robot could be lacking from a real human, though, is bad breath.