Special Effects That Can Save a Life | Peter Weinstock | TEDxNatick

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Medicine may be the only high stakes industry left that does not routinely practice prior to game time. Critical Care Doctor and Medical Simulation Expert, Peter Weinstock shows how a unique blend of simulation, Hollywood special effects and 3D-printing are used to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients and for the first time give surgical teams the power to "operate twice, but cut once” to improve outcomes for infants and children.

Peter is an Intensive Care Unit physician and Director of the Pediatric Simulator Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is committed to improving the surgical outcomes of neonates and children. Peter and his team fuse medicine with state of the art special effects, puppeteering and 3D print technologies to create lifelike simulations of complex surgeries.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx