Fujitsu has announced that the University of Tokyo is going to use heart simulator viewers equipped with stereoscopic displays compatible with virtual reality technology. The heart viewer utilizes the output data from a heart simulator. This simulator has been developed jointly by Fujitsu and University of Tokyo by utilizing the K computer as well as a computer cluster.
In the lecture, students will be able to observe a phenomenon whereby electric simulation from pacemaker cells spread throughout the heart. The stereoscopic, 360-degree view utilizing VR, allowing them to comprehend how electrocardiograms are created through this process.
Besides, Fujitsu has also prepared simulation models recreating conditions like cardiac infarction that helps in reviewing the differences in excitation propagation between a normal and a diseased heart.
Stereoscopic view with a heart viewer (Image Courtesy: Fujitsu)
Key Features of the Heart Simulator
1. The dedicated viewer enabled users to see the heart simulator’s data stereoscopically. Hence, it’s possible to use these 3D models to see not only the internal and external structure of the heart, detailed networks of blood vessels, and the blood flow.
2. These 3D models can even reproduce the interiors of the heart from a variety of perspectives such as rotating, expanding, and cutting away parts of the model. In addition, the company has also prepared models of various heart diseases like myocardial infarction, fatal arrhythmias, and left bundle branch blocks.
After the use of this simulator at the University of Tokyo, Fujitsu will pursue the development of the heart viewer with an aim to commercialize the product.
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