Dynamic. Visual. Tactile.
This is the Scranton Cardiovascular Model created by Terrence Sweeney, Ph.D from the University of Scranton. A model mocking the intricate and extensive workings of the cardiovascular system, this invention paves way for a new era of physiological learning.
This tool sketches the functions of the cardiac system, allowing hands-on manipulation and demonstration of different elements to visualize the effects of several stresses and concepts of the heart. In-vivo experimentation of the cardiac system proves difficult and costly. This model provides an ex-vivo, outside the organism, look at the valves and chamber that allow this fascinating organ to function.
Scranton Cardiovascular Model animates cardiovascular concepts such as cardiac filling, cardiac mechanics, such as preload and afterload, cardiac ejection, hemodynamics and coordinated cardiovascular control. This tool for learning conceptualizes the pressure, volume and muscle control involved with the cardiac system.
The model demonstrates a new-age learning environment in which passions for physiology can be bridged with success in several different fields.
This is at the heart of what scientific and medical learning is all about.