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2011-05-16 20:26:40

Rice University bioengineering students redesign pediatric mannequin to give med students practical experience so young patients aren't subjected to more stress and pain Rice University bioengineering students have modified a child-size training mannequin to give medical students hands-on pediatric experience so that real patients can be spared further stress and pain. The students created Ped.IT, short for Pediatric Evaluation Device Intended for Training, as their senior design project at...

2011-01-26 09:29:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) invites attendees to behold the beauty as seen through the eyes of those affected by eating disorders. "Imagine Me Beyond What You See" is an awareness contest encouraging treatment centers and private facilities with art therapists, as well as students and the general public, to work with patients to design mannequins in a way that reflects their perception of beauty. Paint,...

2009-07-22 14:57:03

New York clothing store Barneys has removed a controversial display that appeared to depict blood-splattered mannequins fending off invisible attackers. The window display, which was located in a vestibule along E. 61st St., was ordered taken down Tuesday by Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys, Doonan told the New York Daily News. We encourage our display people to be creative. We give them a lot of latitude, but this clearly crossed the line, he said. It's as if someone saw a bad...

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2009-06-23 14:10:00

"What brings you in to see me today?""Part of my left breast has been painful for awhile.""Can you lie down so that I can examine you?"It sounds like a snippet of conversation between doctor and patient. But the doctor, in this recent exchange at the University of Florida campus, was actually an engineering doctoral student "” and the patient a "mixed reality human" composed of a life-sized computer avatar on a flat screen and a mannequin with a prosthetic breast.Intimate procedures...

2009-06-08 16:08:35

Connecticut State Police said a discovery on the side of a cliff that was thought to be a human body turned out to be a mannequin. Lt. Paul Vance said the object was first spotted and identified as a body Saturday night in West Rock State Park but a specialized ropes team dispatched to the scene Sunday morning discovered the body was actually a mannequin, WTNH-TV, New Haven, Conn., reported Monday. Vance said the State Police Major Crimes Squad was on the scene for about 2 1/2 hours Saturday...

2009-05-14 17:20:21

An Ohio restaurateur said he plans to appeal a zoning board's ruling that ordered him to fully clothe a bikini-clad mannequin perched outside of his business. Kenny Tessel said his business, K.T.'s Barbecue in Reading, was down over 40 percent a few weeks ago until he purchased the busty mannequin for $200 and started placing her on the sidewalk outside of the eatery during business hours, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati reported Thursday. She's done it. She has actually made people stop. I know it's...

2009-01-26 15:48:50

Police said a thief stole a $250 mannequin and $50 worth of underwear from a Dallas store, Condoms to Go, early Monday morning. Investigators said the items were taken from Condoms To Go by a thief who apparently entered the store before dawn Monday by removing the front glass door, The Dallas Morning News reported Monday. Dallas police said they currently do not have any suspect information to release.

2008-12-04 16:31:22

Swedish neuroscientists say they have demonstrated, for the first time, that people can perceive another body to be their own. Valeria Petkova and Dr. H. Henrik Ehrsson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, conducted five experiments, during which participants wore a head-mounted video display that showed high-fidelity, stereoscopic images taken from cameras in the eyes of a life-sized, male mannequin. Asked to tilt their heads downward, the participants saw the mannequin's body...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.