SynDaver introduces engineering kit for students in STEM education programs to build a functioning human mannequin using a 3D printer

SAN ANTONIO – SynDaver®, an advanced bio-technology company specializing in the creation of synthetic human and animal simulators for medical testing and training, will debut a first-of-its-kind engineering kit for STEM students during the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), which is taking place until Jan. 30 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

The engineering kit enables students to build a SynDaver Advanced Modular Mannequin (SAMM), a customizable modular simulation tool, and focuses on facilitating hands-on learning experiences centered around engineering, technology and science.

With SAMM’s applied approach to STEM studies broken down into four essential kits, students will learn fundamentals in 3D technologies in conjunction with engineering for pneumatic, hydraulic and electronic systems to create an entry-level healthcare mannequin for basic clinical learning capabilities. Upon completion of the project, students will be capable of assessing and troubleshooting these systems while enjoying the process of assembling a fully functioning product from start to finish.

“SynDaver is best known for our hyper-realistic synthetic humans and animal mannequins, however, we are constantly looking at ways to improve the way students learn. Combining the nearly unlimited customization capabilities of SAMM with this new STEM product will give educators access to new ways to facilitate hands-on learning in the classroom,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “We are looking forward to showing off this new learning tool at IMSH and offering it for use in classrooms nationwide.”

Conference attendees can visit booth #938 throughout the conference to get live demonstrations of the technology.

About SynDaver
Headquartered in Tampa, SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal models for medical education, training and surgical simulation. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies mimic live tissue properties and are used by high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, medical device companies and the military for training, testing and validation. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties. Made from a proprietary formula of water, salts and fibers, the company holds 14 patents on their materials, processes and the related products. SynDaver has more than 100 employees at its facilities in the U.S. and is planning additional facilities in Europe, China, Brazil and India. SynDaver products have been lauded by industry experts and earned a cult following after appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, MythBusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI. For more information on SynDaver or their product offerings, visit

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