I had been thinking for a while about writing a blog on medical care and how engineering simulation (or CAE) can really help patients and surgeons. With the Supreme Court’s recent verdict on healthcare, it reminded me to do my part!
Over the years, I’ve seen numerous presentations by my colleagues and others about the use of simulation to design blood pumps and other devices, for research in drug delivery using inhalers, or even in the human eye, all simulating physiological phenomena. What recently captured my attention was a presentation by our resident biomedical expert, Marc Horner, at the ANSYS Confidence by Design workshop in Minneapolis on May 8th. Marc showed how these tools can help compute the risk of bone fracture in individual patients and how an orthopedic surgeon can narrow down choices for hip replacement. Continue reading
I expect you’ve seen umpteen emails about Confidence by Design ANSYS workshops being held in different cities North America during May and June. I’m taking this moment to share some photos and information from our event held May 8, 2012, in Minneapolis. And, to remind you that you can attend similar events that are coming up: June 5 in Detroit, June 14 in Chicago and June 20 in Houston.
These events have been designed to provide more of a technical deep dive and to show how you can use ANSYS tools to realize your product promise with confidence; hence the name, Confidence by Design. (Even as a long-time ANSYS employee, I learned something new from the material provided.) The agendas are tailored to meet the needs of the local customer base. For example, Detroit offers an automotive, focus whereas the Minneapolis workshop was focused for the healthcare industry. Continue reading