The £64,000 wireless childbirth simulator is designed to train for all stages of delivery and rare emergency scenarios. It can generate mum’s and baby’s vital signs and even simulates contractions.
Called Lucina, the Maternal Fetal Simulator was developed by CAE Healthcare in partnership with maternal-fetal clinical educators in the United States and biomedical engineers at Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica at the University of Porto in Portugal.
Sarah Lewis-Tulett, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, said: “The midwifery team is very excited about the arrival of Lucina. This allows realistic simulation for our students and enables them to practice their skills on a woman and her baby, in a convincing and safe environment.”