Lying on a hospital bed and looking a bit rubbery, George was clearly in the throes of sickness.
"Whoa, I've never had pain like this before," he moaned.
Karen Daley, an assistant professor of nursing at Western Connecticut State University, hovered over him while lecturing a group of other nursing instructors.
"He's a little sick. What's the matter?" Daley asked.
Then George threw up - loudly. The nurses couldn't hold in their giggles.
"Oh, he's vomiting," Daley said, placing a blue hospital-issued puke bowl under his chin. "Are you feeling better?" "That helped," George said, triggering another wave of laughter.
This wasn't a scene from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 2: Nurse Ratchet's Revenge." It was the WestConn nursing department showing off new training equipment. George, you see, is a robot. More specifically, a "universal patient simulator." Laerdal, his Texas-based manufacturer, calls him "SimMan."
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