Research and Product Development Timeline
2016 Proof of Concept backed by Innovate UK SMART Grant
“Patient-Specific Simulation of the Heart Organ for Diagnosis”
Key Objectives: To develop a patient-specific simulation of the human heart, suitable for diagnosis of cardiac pathologies. To model accurate cardiac electrophysiological simulation matched to the patient’s specific anatomy and pathology. Aiming towards diagnosis and therapy decision support and inform pre-intervention planning.
2014 Development of Prototype backed by TSB SMART Grant
“Heart Simulator for Training and Diagnosis Support”
Key Objectives: To follow on from proof of concept to product development stage. New product prototypes for training and diagnosis support in cardiac electrophysiology and electrocardiography. The Epicardio heart simulator enables direct visualisation of how disease can cause changes on the heart’s electrical activation, allowing a shift from the ineffectual learning-by-rote, which still dominates much of medical education.
2012 Proof of Concept backed by TSB SMART Grant
“Real-time Simulation of Cardiac Electrophysiology for Medical Training and Diagnosis Support”
Key Objectives: To develop a prototype for a human physiological system – the heart’s electrophysiology. A feasibility study was conducted for using real-time simulation over the web to support cardiology training and diagnosis.