Showa Hanako 2 a Dental Training Robot

Showa Hanako 2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Going to the dentist is something that we all have to do. Going to a novice dentist, and his or her drill, is something that most of us would rather avoid but they have to practice somewhere. Luckily for us researchers at Showa, a Japanese university, have been working on a solution to this thorny issue. They have created a robot, the Showa Hanako 2 that is able to not only mimic the kind of movement and gestures that a dentist may experience in the real world.

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Showa Hanako 2 is explained to be a much more user friendly and also useful replacement unit to Showa Hanako 1, and this was introduced around March 2010. “Love doll” manufacturer Orient Industry is liable for the silicone pores and skin (this changes the PVC skin of the old type) and also mouth area lining, that boosts the real looking sense plus reduces water from obtaining directly into the machinery.
Showa Hanako 2 is actually created to switch normally and also efficiently just like a realistic person. It can certainly blink, rotate its eyeballs, sneezing, move its head, coughing, move its tongue and also even become sick and tired whenever getting to hold its mouth wide open for very a long time. Curiously, the robot is also able of replicating a gag response, that is rather repeated through dental types of procedures.