Fraunhofer at MEDICA and COMPAMED 2023

Tailor-made implants for patients thanks to simulations using virtual human modeling

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Patients requiring artificial hip and knee replacements are increasingly younger. Because they are more physically active than older patients, the risk of requiring a second operation is considerably higher. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are addressing this problem with a new software platform for virtual clinical in silico studies. With the help of computer-assisted functional tests and inno-vative human modeling, implants and orthoses can be designed specifically for an individual — minimizing later complications. The workflow-based simulation environment for virtual product development and research in orthopedics will be presented at the joint Fraunhofer booth (Hall 3, Booth E74) at MEDICA, taking place in Düsseldorf between November 13 and 16, 2023.