Experience a Heart Failure simulator

A Heart Failure Simulator? 

Yes, it is as scary as it sounds.

The problem we receive was how could we generate awareness about certain habits, like using excess salt, bad nutrition and stress, and how those habits correlate with heart-failure.

We were asked to come up with something. So, we proposed a 360º, empathic experience, that included shooting a short film in a first-person perspective, building a pneumatic vest to simulate chest-pressure and feeling hot.

They loved this immersive experience, and we moved forward with a set of challenges we needed to overcome to Experience a Heart Failure.

4 Men in a Heart failure simulator with virtual reality and a vest

First, we had to be able to have 10 users at the same time, so we had to build 10 stations. Second, it needed a universal fit, for men and women of all sizes. And third, of course, it had to be absolutely safe.

Yes, it is as scary as it sounds

So we went ahead and built it. We designed and created the vest with a pneumatic system to simulate pressure on the chest, and hot cells to simulate feeling hot.  

We wrote the script and shot the movie. And build all the electronics, working side by side with a cardiologist to get a medical certification of safety, and an electrical engineer to get an electrical safety certification as well.

This was a hit, and was used throughout an entire year, having thousands of participants, many of them physicians.

Contact us to learn more about this and other great ideas for your next events.

Challenges
  • Safe
  • Multiple Stations
  • Universal fit
Sanofi

Brand

2017

Year

Mexico City, Mexico

Location