Cellule is a London-based design studio and it just launched an anatomically correct 3D-printed heart that can potentially be beneficial to invasive surgery. The project has been underway for more than a year now and it explores the implications new printing technologies can have for hospitals.
Thanks to developments in imaging and modelization tech, practitioners can produce personalized visualizations of organs, both digitally and physically. This allows for Cellule to assist in the field of cardiology by allowing doctors to study a personalized 3D-printed heart prior to surgery and determine the best possible approach beforehand. In addition, the customizable 3D-printed hearts can be used to develop custom treatments for individuals who are prone to heart failure.
The objects are printed with a sugar cane-derived material which is renewable.
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