As an educational tool, this hands-on model allows for physical verification of the heart’s inner structuring. Six cuts are made in the heart to allow for observation of the interior.
- Product Type: Standard Model Size: 145 mm W × 180 mm H × 160 mm D Material: Urethane Reproduction Site: Right Ventricle · Left Ventricle / Right Atrium · Left Atrium / Aorta / Superior / Inferior Vena Cava / Pulmonary Vein / Anatomical Valve · Tricuspid Valve · Aortic Valve · Pulmonary Valve · Pulmonary Valve / Papillary Muscle / Coronary Motion · Sinus Vein / Coronary / Vein (Surface Only - No Lumen)
- Created using data from a standard adult male. We can also provide support for specific alterations suitable for certain diseases, changing the material or parts on the basic model. We can make single unit orders (made to order).
- [Usage Examples]
- For dry lab use (as opposed to the wet lab), for training new doctors.
- Shiraishi Isao of the National Cardiovascular Research Center
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
This educational/training model
was developed in cooperation with the National Cardiovascular Research Center.
The Cardio Simulator Project press release went out on July 2nd (Tue.) 2013 via the National Cardiovascular Research Center.
Below is an excerpt from the National Cardiovascular Research Center website
Dr. Isao Shiraishi, head of the pediatric cardiovascular and perinatal department at the National Cardiovascular Research Center developed a heart replica that realistically reproduces the complex structuring of the heart, including the vessels, interior walls, and valves. The product was created in partnership with Kyoto Shisaku Net lead member crossEffect, Inc. As the product will be sold on the market as an educational device, we are providing the below information on the device’s development and future expansion for press purposes.
This heart replica was created using SLA technology that hardens layers of a special liquid resin using an ultraviolet layer, and vacuum casting technology that laminates the resin as it is poured into a mold in a near vacuum state. This is a one-of-a-kind heart model that is truly distinct. The resin material is soft, allowing for actual incisions to be made, and the interior to be examined. This makes it possible to carry out surgical training, and the device is planned for use as an educational tool among students and beginning doctors.
This product won the 2013 Good Design Award.
The Cardio Simulator Project is an R&D project to develop 3D heart models using CT data
for use in medical and educational institutions.
The project has been praised for its high technical skill and impact
and took the BEST 100 award at the 2013 Good Design Awards.
The position of the right coronary cusp of the aortic valve and the uncapped cusp of the right atrium, tricuspid valve, and right ventricular outflow tract are perfect, making this device extremely useful for educational purposes.
I am excited to see what’s next!
I am very satisfied with being able to achieve a three-dimensional imaging of the heart, something that cannot be experience with two-dimensional textbooks. The anatomical structure can be viewed from various angles, which is very helpful for learning.
I am satisfied. We are hoping for a model that can be peeled back, making it possible to separate each part. We also hope to alter and strengthen the material. In the future, we hope to see additional details as well, such as muscle fibers.