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Forbes: The Family-Run Company That’s Making Super Sophisticated “Robot” Patients

At a factory on the south side of Miami, Florida, teams of engineers are building critical tools for training new doctors and nurses on how to deliver breech babies, the first things to check for in a newborn, and the best methods for treating trauma patients. The tools, made by Gaumard Scientific, are essentially robotic patients – officially known as patient simulators. They look like life-sized dolls, but have super smart computing inside that can be pre-programmed and controlled remotely. The most advanced of the lot, Victoria, blinks, breathes and can tell the doctors that “The baby is coming,” – right before she gives birth.

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