Full size acrylic man model


We were commissioned by an exhibition design company to work with their client who makes replacement heart valves and the keyhole surgery instruments to deliver them into the heart.

We made three full size male bodies in clear acrylic to illustrate the placement of the  artificial heart valves. We used an existing CAD model of the male body and heart and added channels in the groin and created a chest cavity for the heart.

We CNC machined the bodies in acrylic and grew the hearts on the SLA viper in a clear material. The three figures each had a different heart valve with corresponding instruments for the specific operation. The hearts were also sectioned in order to show the new valve positions. The chest cavity cover was held in place with tiny magnets that were virtually invisible, this enabled closer inspection at the exhibition.