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A programmable patient simulator for teaching maternity patient care includes a life size manikin with a pelvis, vaginal canal, uterus, placenta, umbilical cord, and a fetal doll from which heart sounds are emitted. A programmable electro-pneumatic system controls the simulated uterine contractions, position of the uterus, rupture of membranes, expulsion of fetal doll, and fetal heart rate during labor and delivery sequence. The invention described herein was made in the course of work under a grant or award from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Knapp, Charles F. and Eades, George S., "Dynamic Childbirth Simulator for Teaching Maternity Patient Care" (1974). Biomedical Engineering Faculty Patents. Paper 9.