VISCOM, Technologie, Equipment Development, 06/14
Fraunhofer FOKUS

Simulators for equipment development

Efficient simulators can significantly reduce development times in medical technology and facilitate greater acceptance of the devices in advance. Fraunhofer FOKUS' researchers design models of future medical devices, particularly for minimally invasive surgery, and integrate models of the human body into the simulator to test the behavior of the medical equipment. This makes it possible to test and improve the optical and mechanical properties at an early stage using a model which leads to significant error reduction. The simulation results are computed on GPUs (Graphic Processing Units), allowing for high frame rates, which in turn make real-time simulations possible.