How to Make a Human Heart

By Alyssa

A pain in your chest that quickly spreads to your arm causes you to fall to your knees. Inside your body, oxygen-rich blood that normally flows to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, your life hangs in the balance.

Chest pain

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. While stents, transplants, angioplasty, by-pass operations, drugs and improved patient care have dramatically cut deaths from heart disease, it remains the number one killer. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated in 2013 that the disease globally accounted for 17.8 million, or one in three, deaths.

But what if one day doctors could simulate an exact replica of your heart, imitating its unique electrical impulses, muscle fibre contractions and potential abnormalities? The model would not only allow doctors to observe how the heart had changed after the attack to help treatment, but might even have prevented it in the first place.

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How can technology shape the future?

By Alyssa

How can technology shape the future? That is the question at the heart of a new3-part series developed by Dassault Systèmes. While the stories are distinct, they contain an underlying theme of how innovative 3DEXPERIENCEs can impact humankind. In the next few weeks we will introduce you to each story in depth.

The Living Heart Project

You will learn about how 3D modeling is giving researchers a revolutionary and comprehensive look into the human heart. Can this help reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease as a leading cause of death in humans? Will our medical treatment be able to become more personalized to our unique situation?

Living Heart

Performance Sports Apparel

Another segment focuses on advances in performance sports apparel. Will we soon expect that every piece of our athletic gear will be easily customized to improve performance and comfort? Will this create a world where blisters from running will be a thing of the past?

Sports apparel

Sustainable Cities

In the final segment, you’ll get a glimpse into the direction that urban planners are quickly moving to in order to quickly and sustainably develop cities to meet the needs of rising populations while keeping in mind the impact on the population and the environment.

Sustainable cities

Through the end of July, we will reveal each of these stories to you through videos, infographics and news articles.

For now, we invite you to let your imagination take flight by giving 60 seconds to view our new commercial that gives a glimpse into Dassault Systèmes vision for the future and how 3DEXPERIENCES can shape our lives. Watching TV? Look for the spot through July 31st on BBC World News!

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Introducing BIOVIA: Expanding 3DEXPERIENCE to the Virtual Biosphere

By Aurelien

Molecule

Five years ago, we blogged about a project called BioIntelligence that was just starting up. At that time, we had a dream:

“Imagine a day when Life Science innovations are created in 3D virtual labs.”

That dream is about to become real. Today, we’re introducing a new Dassault Systemes brand: BIOVIA, which combines our efforts in the BioIntelligence Project, collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE  technologies, and leading life and material sciences applications from the recent acquisition of Accelrys. Watch this:

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For some time, our mission has been to provide businesses & people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing Product, Nature and Life.

Product, Nature and Life

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers develop their products virtually. In 2012, we expanded 3DEXPERIENCE to the virtual planet (nature) with GEOVIA, which includes Gemcom Software, Archivideo and other applications. However, a part has been missing: the ability to virtualize and simulate living cells, biology, biochemistry; in other words, life!

Today with BIOVIA, the picture is now complete. From discovering raw materials to delivering finished products, manufacturing companies will now be able to predict and measure impacts of their products on the environment and people, while maximizing their business processes to create true sustainable innovations.

While BIOVIA is just starting as out as a brand, the contribution of 3DEXPERIENCE to Life Sciences has a long track record, as demonstrated the Living Heart
project unveiled earlier this week–just one of many projects in this field.

You can learn more about BIOVIA on our website.



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