Boston Children's Hospital uses robotics, special effects for medical simulations training

Boston Children's Hospital has implemented neurological teaching robots to help train medical staff on various procedures before they operate on real patients, CBS affiliate WBZ reports.

The hospital's engineering team uses 3D-printed materials as well as different types of silicone to create the medical robots. 

"You have simulators that appear human, that feel human, bleed and do all of the right things that you can actually do surgery on but underneath they're robotic," said Greg Loan, senior simulation engineer at Boston Children's Hospital, according to WBZ.

The simulators have been developed for various medical procedures, including abdominal surgery, scalp lacerations and gunshot wounds.

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