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Organ Recovery Systems LifePort Kidney Transporter

A compact blue and white machine with handles and a removable lid that exposes monitoring and storage components.

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  • A compact blue and white machine with handles and a removable lid that exposes monitoring and storage components.

Date:

2004

Artist:

Martin Thaler (American, born 1954)
with David Kravitz, John Brassil and Douglas Schein (Organ Recovery Systems), and Dickson Isaacs and Jerry O’Leary (IDEO)

Manufactured by IDEO
American, founded 1991

About this artwork

IDEO is an industrial-design studio that partners with companies to create products, services, environments,
and digital experiences. This streamlined design is a compact yet high-tech alternative to conventional methods of organ storage and transportation. The hope is that it will help remove patients from transplant waiting lists.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Martin Thaler (Designer)

Title

Organ Recovery Systems LifePort Kidney Transporter

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

2004

Medium

Polyurethane housing, polycarbonate organ holder, aluminum, and steel

Dimensions

37 × 34 × 61 cm (14 9/16 × 13 3/8 × 24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of IDEO Chicago

Reference Number

2007.336

Extended information about this artwork

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