Biomedical Devices

Medical devices, especially those that are implanted in the human body, are some of the most complex and cutting-edge products available today. While they can save or improve the quality of a patient’s life, they also pose some of the biggest engineering challenges. And there is no room for error. Because these devices are surgically implanted, they must work correctly the first time, every time.

Even as organizations push the boundaries of medical applications, biomedical device developers anticipate a return on their sizeable investments — which includes design, prototyping, selection of materials, manufacturing and testing. ANSYS tools allow researchers to completely work through these issues before devices are implanted in patients. For example, simulation software can verify that a given device is an ideal fit for a specific patient, which can maximize surgical success in both short and long terms.

Another case in point case: Implantable cardiac rhythm management devices present myriad challenges for designers, who are working to create smaller devices that efficiently incorporate more features. Innovation in the complex cardiac environment, where temperature sensitivity is critical and reliability is imperative, requires technologies that provide the most precise measurements and functionality.

Incubator temperature contours show uniform field in region surrounding the infant.(Courtesy Silesian University of Technology.)

ANSYS comprehensive fluid dynamics capabilities for complicated physics and geometric modeling are the current industry standard. Other tools from ANSYS enable engineers to conduct detailed static, dynamic and thermal loading analysis. This breadth of multiphysics simulation tools is integrated into a simulation platform suite along with productivity enhancement tools including HPC, design exploration and data management to allow engineers to optimize their system designs across the various engineering disciplines. Altogether, the solutions from ANSYS help engineers to shorten the design cycle, meet stringent regulations and ensure safety standards.