Researchers have developed a 3-D printed baby mannikin, based on an MRI scan of a real newborn baby, which could improve the resuscitation training.

Eindhoven University of Technology researcher Mark Thielen developed a 3-D printed baby dummy, based on an MRI scan of a real newborn baby. The manikin is made of 3-D printed organs and chest bones, and a mock circulatory system.

For the neonatologists of the Maxima MC of Veldhoven, the manikin offers a much more realistic feeling during the training of the resuscitation procedure than previously used ones, and, as an added value, the real-time monitoring of vital signals such as blood pressure and heart rate during resuscitation.

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