If you are or should be or ever might be in a situation where you might worry or should worry about the transmission of disease via a CPR manikin, this report is for you: “Guidelines for the prevention of disease transmission in the use of CPR manikin,” Committee to Advise The American Red Cross, National […]
A look at Walter, the sweating manikin
This image shows Walter, the sweating manikin, whose wholesome story is told in the study “New Functions and Applications of Walter, the Sweating Fabric Manikin“: For more detail and context, see this week’s Improbable Research column in the Guardian.
Experiments with inflatable & other life-size dolls
A generic life-size doll, with no modifications, was the key element in at least one unplanned experiment — the experiment documented in a 1993 monograph called Transmission of Gonorrhoea Through an Inflatable Doll, published in the journal Genitourinary Medicine. But generally, scientists who conduct planned experiments that rely on life-size dolls prefer to carefully optimise, or […]