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Virtual Blood Vessels

Author(s):
Frank Nestler (University Of Queensland), 
Company: University Of Queensland, Australia
Published: dSPACE Magazine 1/2015, Mar 2015

Flexible test environment for artificial hearts

Patients waiting for a heart transplant often need to bridge the time until surgery. This is usually done using implantable pumps. To develop the control algorithms for these artifi cial hearts, researchers at the University of Queensland modeled the human vessel system on the PC and connected it to an artificial heart.



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