The Living heart project released by Dassault Systèmes and partner companies, has released the first 3D heart model. The 3D heart model simulates a living heart is intended for clinicians, researchers and medical device developers, to be used as a testing platform without resorting to employing a real organ. It behaves very much like the real heart both mechanically and electrically, and so can be relied on as a tool in pre-clinical research. The heart comes configured in a healthy state, with the accompanying software allowing users to manipulate it by adding defects and implanting virtual devices. The results of potential procedures and tests on different versions of implants being studied can help lead to new cardiac therapies and improvements in existing ones. Click the image to show a video demonstration, amazing really.

 

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