2013 | UK | Fiction

Electrostabilis Cardium

  • 3 mins
  • Director | Agi Haines
  • Producer | Agi Haines

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With the introduction of bioprinting the possibility of new organs is becoming a reality. The ability to replicate and print cells in complex structures could mean different cells with various functions could be put together in new ways to create new organs we would take millions of years to evolve naturally. Frankenstein-esque hybrid organs could then be put together using cells from different body parts or even different species. This film presents the speculative operation for the transplant of a defibrillating organ using parts from an electric eel that can discharge to release an electric current to the heart when it recognizes it going into fibrillation (heart attack).