Virtual Human Laboratory

An emerging best practice, the virtual (physiological) human laboratory enables the designer to predict with confidence how the device will actually behave when implanted or interacting with the human body. Understanding devices or drugs, body interactions greatly amplifies and accelerates innovation in healthcare.

The ANSYS solution delivers 3D multiphysics models of the human environment, which enable virtual testing. Promising ideas and prototypes can be investigated quickly and safely in the virtual lab before clinical testing.

Parametric analysis offers a systematic method to modify and optimize a design then quantify the impact of variations. Potentially disruptive innovations can be tested at no risk and low cost, with confidence that the solution is viable.

Parametric analysis

3-D multiphysics model

3-D multiphysics model of human

Quantify the impact of variations

A new pacemaker design could be virtually implanted in a human body model and place the full body in a MRI device to predict the local body temperature increase due to pacemaker / MRI interaction. Testing MRI compatibility in a virtual human laboratory in the early stages of the product development process (PDP), both accelerate the PDP and increase the reliability of the product.