Simulation can be the key to understanding complex issues, unlocking medical breakthroughs, and getting the latest advancements to the public faster, safer, and making them more broadly accessible. Altair helps medical companies across the world design better products, improve patient care, and reduce costs with simulation-driven design. Our simulation and optimization tools enable device designers and manufacturers to deliver quality and reliability while meeting regulatory standards, and our data analytics technologies empower healthcare providers to make faster, more informed decisions.
Device manufacturers are required to dedicate large amounts of time and expense to clinical tests to validate safety and performance claims. Simulation can speed up these trials by satisfying the testing of variables virtually. Multiple variants can be efficiently tested at a massive scale without human or animal testing. Replacing even one variable with simulation could mean saving months of testing time and help get products to the market faster than the competition.
Medical and wellness devices must be designed to withstand the structural and operational requirements associated with normal use, sterilization and misuse, all while balancing weight and cost considerations. Market demands for increased functionality, connectivity and miniaturization mean that all devices can benefit from the simulation of multiple physics, enabling optimization for all structural, thermal, electrical, electromagnetic and manufacturing criteria.
Ensuring safe electromagnetic operating conditions is vital as medical products become more connected. It is required that all devices meet radio frequency (RF) exposure standards to avoid adverse health effects. Computer simulations can carry out radiation performance evaluations that consider not just user position, posture, gender, age and height but the power, frequency and interaction of multiple devices.
Medtronic designs and manufacturers medical devices used the world over. Traditionally, computer aided engineering (CAE) and virtual simulation were not fully utilized within the industry as the verification process for often microscopic components was too slow. When designing a new medical stent (an expandable mesh inserted into a patient's artery to keep it open) Medtronic wanted to improve the design and speed up the validation process. Altair ProductDesign worked closely with Medtronic’s own engineers to optimize the performance of the new stent.
Top-performing life sciences organizations strike the right balance between flexibility for end users and robust, supported, scalable infrastructure for IT stakeholders. Johnson & Johnson's Martin Dellwo, RCH Solutions's Phil Eschallier, and Altair's Bill Bryce outline how to build and manage a scalable, flexible, automated, cloud-agnostic, multi-cluster, heterogeneous HPC environment in this live webinar, followed by a Q&A.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) have greatly improved data access, but efficient Revenue Cycle Management still requires significant data preparation to meet operational demands and health IT standards. This can be time-consuming and delay revenue collection. Altair's market leading data preparation tool Monarch enables healthcare professionals to save time, limit clerical errors, easily automate recurring processes in Revenue Cycle Management and collect revenue faster.
The Digital Twin suite from Altair combined with our Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) practice from XLDyn (Altair Partner Alliance) enables cross-functional traceability in a fully integrated work stream for the Medical Industry. Whether you’re in Requirements Management, doing Modeling & Simulation, responsible for Testing, Product Development, or focused on Systems & Controls, this webinar demonstrates how this open and flexible integration platform helps you improve design quality and performance while reducing time-to-market. Keshav Sundaresh, Global Director of Product Management – Digital Twin & MBSE, will provide a technical overview and application examples, such as robotics design for precision surgical operation and an electromechanical breathing simulator.