Butt model and virtual patient to teach prostate exam


This is Patrick, a model butt combined with virtual patient software that helps train medical students on proper technique and bedside manner when giving a prostate exam.

"This virtual human patient can talk to the learner, expresses fears and concerns about the prostate exam, and presents a realistic patient encounter," says one of Patrick's designers, Dr. Benjamin Lok.

Patrick is currently under testing at Drexel University and the University of Florida.

"Robotic Butt Offers Prostate Exam Training For Medical Students: How 'Patrick' Teaches Empathy, Proper Technique" (via Dangerous Minds)