Want to Study the Living Heart? There’s an App for That!

By Daniel R. Matlis, President

The Holy Grail of Life-Science and Healthcare is the development of a virtual human model.Living-heart-project

The quest towards unlocking the virtual human model made a giant leap when Dassault Systèmes announced that it had signed a five-year collaborative research agreement with the FDA to target the development of testing paradigms for the insertion, placement and performance of pacemaker leads and other cardiovascular devices used to treat heart disease.

Living-Heart-AppTo make the technology more personal, mobile and available, Dassault Systemes released the “The Living Heart Experience” app in the iTunes store.  The App provides viewers with the opportunity to explore and interact with the Living Heart Human Model in 3D.

This technology provides a glimpse into the future of medicine where cardiovascular experts can explore treatment options, educate patients, and study the efficacy of new medical devices and predict reliability under real-world conditions.

These advancements in modeling and simulation technologies are allowing medical researchers to create computational models of complex human systems such as the heart and brain. Using patient data and simulation-based predictive computational techniques, researchers can simulate, predict, and understand the impact of specific treatments on a patient without the need for additional invasive diagnostic procedures.

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