We have decided not to do this. Although we have a small vested financial interest in the product, no one is sending their kid to college on the profit. One of the reasons this model was developed was how much we saw other models cost and how their fidelity was low compared to my experiences around the procedure.
The biggest reason we want to keep this proprietary is literally around doing it right. Just getting printed 3D larynx in our opinion isn’t do it right and you can get these files a number of other places (although Rob and Ryan have done some extensive modelling to get our product more correct than many 3D models we have seen). Issues of anatomical realism are important, but realistic tactile, visual, and auditory experiences etc. are what we want. A cric Is likely a “never-event” – something that practitioners are likely never to do in their career or only once. It would be the most intense 45 seconds of a practitioners life where the patient is critically ill and doing this procedure right may be their only hope for survival. In essence, we want the product to simulate what you would really experience – to inoculate you for when you really have to do it.
We are extensively engaging practitioners, 3D designers, engineers, and professionals in the movie industry in the design to get this right. This has taken more infrastructure than just the larynx model. Giving out that one component we think really misses the important of all of those aforementioned aspects. On the other hand, we do want it to be cost effective and be a sustainable product so it can get in the hands of everybody to practice this procedure and be ready when it actually happens. Hopefully in the end, you will see value for the dollars you spend and realize why this is a superior product.