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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

“They Do Not Achieve the Good Movement”

posted by on May 13 at 12:37 PM

I’ve transcribed this video below for your pleasure, which will only increase when you hear the staccato voice over, but “srsly though,” says my friend Patrick, “it’s all about the moment he puts his fingers in the big V. ~wiggle.”

The birth simulator is composed of two parts—a mechanical part and a virtual part. The birth simulator has four components—a pelvic model, a head linked to a pneumatic actuator, and a forceps. The last mechanical part of the birth simulator are Simpson forceps with two spatial location centers. The head is equipped with a third miniaturized sensor.

My team has designed a new procedure to teach forceps blade placement. Often junior doctors can place the first blade but have a lot difficulties to place the second blade. They do not achieve the good movement. The teaching procedure that was designed by my team allows to train junior doctor to forceps blade placement.

We use—here you can see—spheres that are represented on the screen, and the junior doctor has to go through the spheres in order to place the forceps. This allows to train for a complex movement. You can see here we go through the first sphere, second sphere, third sphere, fourth, and fifth sphere. And we do the complex procedure.

The birth simulator also allows the precise analysis of forceps blade trajectories. The screen display expert trajectories, and you can see a high level of repeatability. On the other hand, this screen displays junior doctor’s trajectories, and you can see low level of repeatability. Our goal is to increase the quality of teaching of obstetricians in order to decrease the morbidity—maternal morbidity as well as neo-natal morbidity.

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Bonjour, Monsieur Scholl,
Perhaps if you could speak a civilized language we wouldn't have to dub our video with your monkey grunts.

Good good study, day day up

Posted by Freedom Fries | May 13, 2008 1:15 PM

Morbidity is a nice way of saying Death.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 13, 2008 1:16 PM

This training tool is a wonderful thing. On a serious level, I hope more tools like this get developed to help doctors practice important and tricky procedures.

On a more humorous level, I'd love to see something like this at an arcade.

@2: Close. Morbidity is sickness.

Posted by Greg | May 13, 2008 1:19 PM


GREAT LINK. Did you already know I am obsessed with languages and dialectical bastardizations? or were you just banking on the hilarity? I love a good idiom, but as the old saying goes:

Nķunda er žat at reka til hinnar fimtu kenningar, er ór ęttum er ef lengra er rekit; en žótt žat finnisk ķ fornskįlda verka, žį lįtum vér žat nś ónżtt.

Posted by Nick | May 13, 2008 1:38 PM

@3 - oh, don't be so morbid about it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 13, 2008 3:44 PM

They've rubbed almost all the skin off of the sample baby's head!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 13, 2008 4:26 PM

Yeah, but now it's shiny!

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 13, 2008 4:43 PM

@4, I care nothing for your obsessions, I was going for grands éclats de rire.
You got me, my Old Norse is pretty weak, but still, I'm not sure I get your point, is "good good study, day day up" a kenning? it is far more than a replacement for a noun.

Now if I were to refer to our exchange as "aflgerš orša tungu mešalkafla ok boršs naglfara" (the keyboard, after all, being mightier than the icicle of blood) you might have a point.

(you can quote dead Icelandic poets, but I can has Googelz)

Posted by Freedom Fries | May 13, 2008 5:31 PM

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