Custom Urology Obstacle Course Model

create muscle memory

“It’s scary to go out to the customer with something ugly or something that you don’t know is going to work. But it is wonderful to engage physicians in a way that gets them to jump on board and partner with you. The physicians every step of the way have been enthusiastic critics to improve the overall experience for the next group of trainees.” 

Global Director, Product Management; Urology and Pelvic Health.

The Challenge:

Boston Scientific’s vision was to create a model to help urologists practice wire manipulation skills. They requested a fluid-filled course that physicians could practice steering a catheter through that includes an adjustable occlusion, a partial blockage, movement on the 3 axes, and detours that are tangent to the main tract. The model was to be clear on the topside, so no visualization equipment was required.


Custom Model of Urology Obstacle Course

Model Benefit:

Pulse MDM provided an obstacle course model to challenge urologists’ surgical skills. Position-able knobs that change the degree of ‘ureter’ stricture during kidney stone removal practice allow for the degree of stricture to replicate routine and challenging cases. The model is compact, lightweight, easy to set up, and can be used indefinitely.


Although this custom model is not available for sale to the public, we are delighted to make you a version that is specific to your unique medical device and procedure. Please use this link to start the process of receiving a model concept; a visual representation of how you will be able to promote your product and procedure. Pulse MDM does not charge for model concepts or the conversations around them so there is no risk to see how we can help you to tell your story in the most engaging and memorable way possible.


Boston Scientific Urology Products