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Deliver highly realistic neonatology training

High-Tech. High Fidelity.
In The Smallest Of Spaces.

Every year, 15 million babies are born preterm. That equates to 1 in 10 babies that require high-quality care in a uniquely complex and time-sensitive process.

Improve outcomes for premature infants by combining lifelike anatomy with state-of-the-art technology.

SIMCharacters Paul is a true-to-life, 27-week (+3) premature baby simulator developed by a team of medical and design experts. Paul combines anatomically correct 3D-printed airways based on real-life preterm MRI scans, physiological and pathological breathing patterns, realistic internal structures, and lifelike facial and skin features.

Paul ensures readiness for low-frequency, high-risk premature birth scenarios through precise anatomy and realistic pathologies.

From competency to critical care, Paul uniquely reshapes simulation training and empowers neonatal care providers to excel in real-world situations. 

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Lifelike External Anatomy

  • Pregnancy week: 27+3
  • Weight: 1090 grams (2.42. pounds)
  • Length: 35cm (13.7 inches)
  • Head circumference: 26cm (10.2 inches)
  • Real hair

Unique Internal Anatomy

  • Highly realistic upper airway
  • Ideal for LISA, MIST, INSURE
  • Oral and nasal intubation
  • Physiological lungs
  • Stepless lung compliance


  • Noiseless palpable pulse on all four extremities and umbilical cord
  • Realistic chest compressions
  • Insertion of peripheral venous lines
  • Insertion of umbilical vein catheters
  • Auscultation of heart, lung, and bowel sounds


  • Spontaneous or inverted between 0-100 breaths/minute
  • Realistic values under mechanical ventilation
  • Inverted breathing
  • Paradox breathing patterns
  • Pathological breathing sounds
  • Pneumothorax


  • Sensor for head position
  • Detection of tube position in the trachea or esophagus
  • Detection of intubation depth
  • Reduced ventilation of the left lung when intubating the right main bronchus
  • Visuals for efficiency of chest compressions
  • Sensor for pulse palpation
  • Detection of cutting the umbilical cord
  • Detection of umbilical vein catheter and depth of penetration


  • Optimized position-dependent auscultation of respiratory, heart, and stomach sounds via Bluetooth stethoscope

Intuitive Touch Controls

  • Controls via laptop or tablet
  • Clean user interface
  • 3D animations in real time
  • 3D animation of the simulator
  • Display of all simulator states and measurements in real time
  • Full control of all vital parameters

Realistic Patient Monitors

  • Easy switching to the preferred manufacturer
  • Full functionality of monitors from Dräger, Philips, GE, and Nellcor
  • Familiar touch controls
  • Pre and post ductal saturation
  • Endtidal CO2 curve
  • Easy customization of curves, colours and configurations

Wireless Operation

  • 3 hours of mobile battery use
  • Battery indicator under the skin
  • Individual components connect via Wi-Fi
  • Charging via charging pad or charging cable
  • Ideal for in-situ simulation training
"Paul’s airway is absolutely realistic. You feel like you are intubating a real premature baby."

Dr. Martin Wald, Head of Neonatology Department. Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg



Supports Training for:

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Abdominal distension

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