In order to extend our simulator to include intervention in the left atrium, we also need realistic models of these anatomies. These should not be static models, because during a minimally invasive heart operation, the heart keeps beating all the time, meaning the valve moves during the procedure. This should also be displayed on the simulator, which is why we have already created the first silicone models of the mitral valve.
A focus was placed on the realistic movement of the valve. Above you can see the molds for the silicone models below.