July 6, 2011

Showa Hanako Gets Makeover

Showa University, home to the dental assistant Hanako, has improved on its original in order to make it more realistic and simpler to use. Number 2 has a silicone skin and mouth lining by doll manufacturer Orient Industry, tongue and arms with 2ยบ of freedom and more natural movements.

Hanako 2 can blink, roll her eyes, cough, choke and complain when her mouth is open too long. Showa feels that making Hanako 2 more human friendly makes the dental student more aware of treatment and will make him/her more cautious.

Via Akihabara News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 6, 2011 11:27 AM
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