Eason Chow Wai Tung
didcwt at nus.edu.sg
didyc at nus.edu.sg
The colposcopic training simulator comprises of a lifelike silicone casted vagina model that is encased within a 3D printed simulator mounting. The process of educational training is done by using in conjunction with a colposcopic/treatment couch in order to get appropriate position and height for the participant to get good visualization and access into the simulated vagina for treatment.
Features of the project are:
- Simulates the anatomical and spatial relationship between the vagina and cervix to allow for a realistic environment for colposcopy procedure, cervical biopsy and treatment
- Simulates the mechanics of colposcopy procedure and treatment by extracting correct sample removal of the pig tongue specimen placed at the back of the simulator
- Portable and space saving
- Provides accurate and flexible placement of pig tongue specimen
The simulator comprises of a main unit housing the anatomy of the vagina made of life-like silicon material and an external platform to hold the cervix substitute in place by means of suturing. It is designed with a weighted base within an A5 footprint.
The organic specimen is put on a diathermy pad before mounted on the simulator. Specimen used to mimic the cervix can be a variety of meat including ox tongue, pig’s tongue or chicken breast.
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