Interdisciplinary Project Uses Toy Octopus to Educate Kids on Congenital Heart Disease

Octopus Toy 3D Heart UMN

Drs. Gurumurthy Hiremath (Pediatrics) and Amr El-Bokl (Pediatric Cardiology fellow) worked with Dr. Carlye Lauff (Product Design) and undergraduate student Levi Skelton (College of Design) to create an innovative product to help educate children on congenital heart disease with efforts to ease parental stress. The product? A stuffed octopus with a 3D heart ventricle inside. READ MORE>>