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Butt model and virtual patient to teach prostate exam

May 25, 2015 | Telepresence Options

Butt model

Story and images by David Pescovitz / Boing Boing

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.

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