The Impact of the Finite Element Method on Medical Device Design

The Impact of the Finite Element Method on Medical Device Design Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/s40846-018-0428-4 EDITORIAL Mark Driscoll © Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering 2018 Over the last 10 years, medical device design has vastly platform while avoiding making costly mistakes from ambi- benefited from the integration of finite element analyses in tious misinterpretations. Further, established product devel- the product development process. The finite element method opment strategies must be revised to integrate the FEM into (FEM) is a numerical method used to solve boundary value the early design phase which will take considerable effort problems. This method adopts an approach of computing for companies. Thus, the FEM has not completely shaken reactions over a discrete number of points across the domain the perception of being a research tool rather than a develop- of interest. For medical design, this typically translates ment asset just yet. towards verifying device performance in a virtual domain One may become a skilled and experience FEM user that is representative of its planned real-life application. A through extensive knowledge of the mechanics behind the user may leverage results from such an analysis to interpret solver and awareness and implementation of verification and device performance and make educated recommendations validation efforts. A specific and recommended http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering Springer Journals

The Impact of the Finite Element Method on Medical Device Design

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering
Subject
Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Cell Biology; Imaging / Radiology
ISSN
1609-0985
eISSN
2199-4757
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40846-018-0428-4
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Abstract

Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/s40846-018-0428-4 EDITORIAL Mark Driscoll © Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering 2018 Over the last 10 years, medical device design has vastly platform while avoiding making costly mistakes from ambi- benefited from the integration of finite element analyses in tious misinterpretations. Further, established product devel- the product development process. The finite element method opment strategies must be revised to integrate the FEM into (FEM) is a numerical method used to solve boundary value the early design phase which will take considerable effort problems. This method adopts an approach of computing for companies. Thus, the FEM has not completely shaken reactions over a discrete number of points across the domain the perception of being a research tool rather than a develop- of interest. For medical design, this typically translates ment asset just yet. towards verifying device performance in a virtual domain One may become a skilled and experience FEM user that is representative of its planned real-life application. A through extensive knowledge of the mechanics behind the user may leverage results from such an analysis to interpret solver and awareness and implementation of verification and device performance and make educated recommendations validation efforts. A specific and recommended

Journal

Journal of Medical and Biological EngineeringSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2018

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