Meet HAL, a lifelike medical robot boy that can bleed and call for mum
Miami-based Gaumard Scientific Company has created a lifelike medical robot boy that breathes, bleeds and even calls for his mom. The synthetic child - named Pediatric HAL - has realistic facial expressions to give clues to his level of comfort. HAL's expressions include anger, transient pain, ongoing pain, amazed, quizzical, worried, anxious, crying, and yawning. This has been described as the world's most advanced wireless and tetherless mobile pediatric patient simulator. HAL is designed to help health care students and professionals at all levels develop the specialized skills needed to effectively communicate with, diagnose, and treat young patients throughout the continuum of care.