24 May 2016

Curious about the Haptic Horse?

We are very pleased with the acquisition of the haptic horse for the University Clinic for Equine Health.

The simulator allows students to practice conducting rectal exams in a safe environment before they move on to real horses. While they are ‘feeling’ inside the horse’s abdomen, the lecturer can see how the student is holding his or her hand, which organs they are touching and provide the student with real-time feedback.

This ensures that the students are better prepared to conduct real rectal exams with live horses.

Curious? Watch the video here.