VPH-CaSE researcher at the European Parliament!





Dr John Fenner, Dr David Randall (University of Sheffield) and Susanna Migliori (VPH-CaSE) were invited to participate in the Avicenna Alliance event, at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 4th of September. A stall was created in collaboration with ANSYS that displayed the application of technologies for the visualisation of simulation data that had been generated with ANSYS engineering simulation and 3D design software. In particular, the stall included 3D printed models and iPads showing digital 3D PDFs of 4 case studies with the simulation data. An innovative application of Virtual Reality (VR) technology was also presented at the event as a highly interactive way to visualise/examine patient-specific anatomy and simulation data. Moreover, the developed VR platform included a user-friendly interface that clarified the cardiovascular anatomy of healthy and diseased blood vessels. The aim of this work is communication of complex simulation data to clinicians in an innovative and accessible way, enabling them to apply such data for improved patient care.