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Lifelike robotic infants help train Baltimore nurses

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 17:19:43-04

The University of Maryland Nursing School is changing the nursing game with robotic babies.

Other nursing schools may use a plastic baby doll that does not cry or breathe on its own, but University of Maryland Nursing students will now use a lifelike robotic infant.

One in 10 newborns requires assistance with breathing, so the robotic babies will give nurses better training.

Nurses revive the distressed robot as it becomes limp and blue while experiencing breathing problems. According to the University of Maryland Nursing School, better training for doctors is one reason newborn deaths in Baltimore declined 19 percent over the past decade.