Lifecast Body Simulation Global Launches World’s FIRST Child Training Manikin With Down Syndrome

Gwen, the world’s first child model with Down syndrome

Lifecast Body Simulation Global proudly offers the new Gwen Child Model with Down Syndrome

BIRMINGHAM, UK, UNITED KINGDOM, November 9, 2022 / — Body Simulation Lifecast Global, a leader in hyper-realistic training manikins, today announced the release of the world’s first child training manikin with Down syndrome. This lifelike mannequin was formed from an actual 3D body scan of a seven (7) year old girl with Down syndrome named Gwen and will be available at healthcare educational institutions worldwide to facilitate specialized and inclusive training in the management of Down syndrome.

Down syndrome (also called trisomy 21) is a genetic condition caused by abnormal cell division resulting in an excess of genetic material from chromosome 21. Although they vary from patient to patient, some common physical traits Down syndrome are weak muscle tone, difficult to intubate airways, smaller waist, gaping toes, almond-shaped eyes, a single deep crease in the center of the palm, smaller hands and feet – which are all accurately represented in children with Down syndrome.

Gwen was created by Lifecast Body Simulation and the University of Greenwich in London who also received support from the Down Syndrome Association. Gwen and her family truly support such a worthy cause by raising awareness about Down syndrome and giving healthcare providers an accurate way to train while continuing to support diversity and inclusion in education and training based on the simulation.

“Gwen is the world’s first truly inclusive model. Our goal is to make mannequins that look like real people. We worked with the University of Greenwich in the UK to create this model and 3D scan of Gwen, a 7 year old girl with Down syndrome who lives in the UK with her father, mother and brother. says David Halliwell, founding director of Lifecast Body Simulation Ltd.

The Gwen training manikin for children with Down syndrome will make its official market presence at the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) on November 6th in Birmingham, UK and will be launched to USA at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) January 21, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

Nicole Sherk
Echo Health
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