SynDaver, an advanced biotechnology company that specializes in in developing synthetic animal and human stimulators for medical testing as well as training, is all set to debut its advanced engineering kit for STEM students during the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The engineering kit includes electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and associated templates, enabling students in STEM education programs to create a functioning human mannequin by using a 3D printer.
According to the company, this new kit will allow students to develop a customizable modular simulation tool called ‘SynDaver Advanced Modular Mannequin (SAMM)’ which will focus on enabling hands-on learning experiences centered around science, technology and engineering.
The applied approach of SAMM to STEM studies breaks down into four essential kits with which students will learn fundamentals of 3D technologies in combination with pneumatic engineering, electronic and hydraulic systems to build a simple human mannequin for important clinical learning capabilities.
After completing the project, students will not only be able to assess and troubleshoot these systems but also enjoy the process of assembling an entirely functioning product from start to finish.
SynDaver Labs’ Founder Dr. Christopher Sakezles said that the company is best-known for its hyper-realistic synthetic mannequins of animals and humans and has been continuously looking for ways to improve the way students learn. Combining SAMM’s remarkable customization capabilities with the new STEM products will offer educators access to advanced way of facilitating hands-on learning in the classroom, he added.
After representing the new learning tool at IMSH, SynDaver is looking forward to offer it for use in classrooms across the nation.
SynDaver is headquartered at Tampa, Florida and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hyper-realistic synthetic animal and human models for clinical education, training, and surgical simulation. It also has the largest database of live-tissue properties in the world. The synthetic bodies developed by SynDaver mimic the live-tissue properties and are used in various educational institutes, hospitals, medical device companies, even in the military for testing, training, and validation.