Patent Number: 6,945,783

Title: Interactive breast examination training model

Abstract: A breast examination training system is used to train physicians and other medical personnel on techniques for clinical breast examinations. The system includes a model having an outer shape comparable to a human breast. Inflatable nodules are embedded at various locations and depths in the model. The nodules are adapted to inflate to simulate tumors and are relatively undetectable by touch when deflated. A valve network fluidly couples the nodules to a pump that inflates the nodules, and a processor is operatively coupled to the valves to actuate the valves to selectively inflate the nodules.

Inventors: Weissman; Alicia M. (Iowa City, IA), Dove; Edwin L. (Swisher, IA), Thomas; Geb (Iowa City, IA), Gerling; Gregory J. (Iowa City, IA)

Assignee: The University of Iowa Research Foundation

International Classification: G09B 23/00 (20060101); G09B 23/28 (20060101); G09B 023/28 ()

Expiration Date: 9/20/02017