Numlock News: September 7, 2018

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Fake Doll To Test Doctors Gaumard Scientific has rolled out a $48,000 robot named Hal designed to help train doctors for the realities of care. He can “shed tears, bleed, and urinate,” as well as go into anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest, and registers a pulse when hooked into an EKG. It’s unclear if there are any plans to improve the simulation of patient’s experiences with hospitals, such as Hal fruitlessly begging a paymaster to reduce the price of a $50 cough drop, Hal trying to hide tears on the phone with his insurance rep, or Hal swallowing his pride and setting up a GoFundMe to avoid having to sell his pre-owned Camry to pay collections.

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