A translational research initiative to revolutionize cardiovascular science through realistic simulation
The Living Heart Project aims to advance the development of safe and effective cardiovascular products and treatments by uniting engineering, scientific, and biomedical expertise to translate cutting-edge science into improved patient care. Through simulation and the creation of validated models, the project aims to provide personalized, interventional patient care.
The Living Heart Project is uniting leading cardiovascular researchers, educators, medical device developers, regulatory agencies, and practicing cardiologists on a shared mission to develop and validate highly accurate personalized digital human heart models. These models will establish a unified foundation for cardiovascular in silico medicine and serve as a common technology base for education and training, medical device design, testing, clinical diagnosis and regulatory science —creating an effective path for rapidly translating current and future cutting-edge innovations directly into improved patient care.
The cornerstone of the project, the Living Heart Model on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is now being used worldwide to create new ways to design and test new devices and drug treatments Use of virtual patients will increase industry innovation and pave the way for faster approvals and quicker patient access to safe, effective new treatments for the world’s leading cause of death – heart disease.
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Living Heart ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
There are over 125 organizations participating in the Living Heart Project, representing a diverse ecosystem of innovators that are fueling the collaborative development of validated, commercially available heart models and exploring novel digital therapies.
Studies estimate the annual number of deaths due to medical errors in the hundreds of thousands, so there is great incentive to revise the way the medical profession gains knowledge and experience. Advances in 3D printing technology and virtual simulation are creating new opportunities to improve the quality of treatments and patient safety.
Have you been in a situation where a generic treatment did not work very well for you or someone you know? Have you ever had that nagging feeling that maybe the doctor (as good as he or she may be) should really be treating YOU rather than a generalized representation of you?
One in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder according to the United Nations. Children with autism have learning and developmental disorders, and represent a number higher than all others disabilities put together. In the US alone, over 6.4% children have special needs in terms of cognitive, motor and sensory processing skills.
Inaccurate medications kill five times more people than road accidents do in developed countries. In France alone, this costs 10 billion euros to the public health system.
Two 3D experiences, ultra realistic on a scientific point of view, were created through collaborative projects with technologic and scientific partners: "Staying Alive" and "Born To Be Alive".
"Staying Alive" is a serious game that allows to learn appropriate behaviors for first aid techniques.
For patients with chronic illnesses, a primary goal is to create the best possible quality of life for living with a disease. During diagnosis or clinical trials , recording data from patients is often done over a too short a period of time for a proper clinical conclusion.
FEops offers the first and only patient-specific simulation technology for structural heart interventions, surpassing basic anatomical measurement by accurately predicting how devices will interact with each unique patient.
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