2019 AMI Online Salon

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Model

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Marcelo Oliver
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors: Carolina Hrejsa, Lik Kwong, CDMNY                 
  • Address: Ingleside, IL
  • Client: Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, 3D printed prototype, Steel molds, Plastic, Hand-painted
  • Final presentation format: Desktop model with pull-out tabs
  • Primary Audience: Urologists and medical practitioners in general medicine

Project Description

Most patients receiving a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease, have no idea what is going on inside their body. To see and hold a life-sized model of a polycystic kidney, complete with cysts, is an eye-opening experience to a patient whom may otherwise not take their diagnosis too seriously. The model is intended to open a conversation between doctor and patient, to understand disease management and prognosis.