In 2005 in association with EuropaColon, Digestive Cancers Consultancy and Southern Inflatables UK Ltd we developed the first inflatable health educational tool in the shape of a walk through replica of the human colon. The Inflatable Colon (IC) was an immediate success and in great demand selling worldwide. Since then in partnership with the University of Cork IBO has developed the Alimentary Adventure (AA) and the latest edition to the IBO portfolio is the Inflatable Breast (IB).
Through individual events to cross country roadshows the Inflatable Colons have educated populations across Europe about the importance of early diagnosis and screening and understanding the signs and symptoms of colorectal / bowel cancer.
We have developed the Inflatable Breast with advice from Mr Ramsey Cutress, Associate Professor in Breast Surgery at Southampton Hospital and Mr Bashar Zeidan, Academic Clincial Fellow in Surgery at University of Southampton. The Inflatable Breast was developed in response to requests following the 10year success of our Inflatable Colon. We believe the Inflatable Breast will be as effective at connecting with all ages, genders and cultures as the Inflatable Colon.
Currently the AA is touring Ireland educating children on the importance of understanding the complex anatomy and inner workings of the alimentary canal and the process of digestion.
Research is already underway for future inflatable organs.