In recent years the evolution of 3D printing has allowed the use of materials that reflect well in vivo conditions.
The present invention describes a 3D-printed simulation device having a compact size and light weight, that allows surgeons to practice the correction of congenital heart malformations, especially the pediatric ones.
This is a significant improvement over simulators on the market which consist in rigid, bulky and static structure devices not suitable for the training of a multitude of pediatric cardiac malformations.
Additionally, the simulation device aims to shorten the learning curve of inters and doctors and to refine their surgical technique due to practicing on 3D-printed models of rare and complex heart malformations.

TRL (Technology Readiness Level)

TRL 6 / 9

Inventors

Vladimiro
Vida

Francesco
Galliotto

Francesco
Bertelli

Claudia
Cattapan

Alvise
Guariento

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