CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A new creation at the university of Virginia School of Nursing will help students better understand the birth process.
"Victoria" is a robot mannequin helping nursing students work through the paces of a woman in childbirth and prepare for problems that often develop during delivery.
The robot can be programmed for different situations like complications women who have had multiple deliveries may experience.
From blinking to pain, "Victoria" can simulate reactions and students say it helps their learning curve in preparing for the real thing.
Unusual situations in the birth process can be simulated by technicians who can control "Victoria" and baby's reactions and even vital signs, by way of computers and monitors.