"AbdoAbby" Abdominal Simulator for Examination

Product Supervision:
Takahiro Amano, M.D., Senior Advisor for Academic Affairs and Professor, International University of Health and Welfare, Honorary Director Sannno Medical Center, Japan
Kyoko Arai, RN, PHN, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Shizuoka, Japan
Tamerlan Babayev, MBBS, BSc, Assistant Professor, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan


True-to-life tactile representation of abdominal organs to cultivate the sense of touch and serve as a benchmark during palpation



Visual Inspection: abdominal regions

Auscultation: renal bruit / aortic bruit / iliac artery bruit / bowel sound

Palpation: liver / spleen / kidney / uterus / inguinal area

Percussion: liver / spleen / ribs



Supple, resilient and delicate texture

Palpation can be performed, assessing position, shape and consistency of organs, through a realistic feeling abdominal wall


Interchangeable Organs

Interchangeable organ inserts are made of different materials for each condition in order to reproduce the feeling of pathology. This simulator even allows you to recognise the firm, irregular surface of a cirrhotic liver.


Respiratory Motion

Respiratory liver motion which can be controlled with a foot switch pedal to more closely simulate the real clinical setting.


Abdominal Auscultation

The abdominal sounds of real patients have been recorded and can be appreciated using the simulated stethoscope. The simulator can generate the sounds of renal and iliac artery bruits, the abdominal aorta and both normal and obstructive bowel sounds.

Regions for Assessment


Bony landmarks: Pelvis / Ribs / Lower rib cage / Costal margin / Xiphisternum / Pubic crest / Anterior superior iliac spines

Liver: Normal / Chronic hepatitis / Early cirrhosis / Cirrhosis

Inguinal area: Normal / Lymphoma

Spleen (percussion): Normal / Enlarged / Slightly enlarged

Kidney (with "Ballotment") : Normal / Hydronephrosis / Polycystic kidney

Uterus: Normal / Myoma

Bruits and Sounds: Renal artery / Abdominal aorta / Iliac artery / Bowel sounds



Pre-training for OSCE

01. Preparation: Acquisition of knowledge and image training using E-learning and videos

02. Demonstration: Demonstration by lecturer using MW43

03. Group work: Learn procedures by groups using MW43

04. Presentation: One person from each group gives presentation in OSCE format

05. Feedback: Feedback from the lecturer about the presentation