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