Babies & toddlers

Hollywood team help clinicians with baby manikins

Life-like baby manikin
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A world-first infant teaching tool has been developed by clinicians working with some of Hollywood's top model makers.

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has worked with an Oscar winning team at Elstree Film Studios to create two life-like baby manikins – one pre-term and one full-term – that will be used in training and simulations.

The team at Lifecast Body Simulation worked on blockbusters including Saving Private Ryan, Kingsmen, and Beauty and the Beast.

The manikins are based on scans of a 29 and a 36 week-old baby, and have clicky hips to allow doctors to practice the newborn examination.

They also have compatible airways to practice resuscitation methods, tiny visible veins, and true-to-life skull and jaw movement.

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