I know there are some great people sitting on the sidelines, so I've got an idea for you. Hospitals and teaching centers everywhere routinely pay $80,000+ for a single manikin that does things like inflate lungs, produces a neck or wrist pulse that an examiner can feel and detect 'simulated' medications with RFID tags and place IVs, do airway stuff, etc. They will also make breath sounds and heart sounds.
Anyhow - Can somebody do all or even 1-2 of these things on the cheap to show it can be done inexpensively?
Manikin parts and skins are really cheap on ebay/amazon. We bough a head last month for nine bucks. I'm working with somebody on a book for how to build some of these things, but it wont be out until the contest closes. (Androids - Build your own lifelike robots (working title w/ B. Bergeron and I - McGraw Hill)
So, anybody up for the challenge?
Thomas Talbot, MD - New Market, Maryland, USA