Product development with Materialise
Dr. Kumar continues his presentation with a more in-depth explanation of how his team uses Materialise to understand the size and shape of the device, determining the number of sizes, depending on the target population, as well as understanding anatomical dynamics. He also shows a realistic training model of cardiac anatomy his team has been working on, using Materialise software. An important point in developing the model, he says, is the efficient collaboration with physicians and their feedback on the cardiac model, and how this helps them refine their device.
These are just a few examples Dr. Kumar selected, to demonstrate their collaboration with Materialise and what their plans are, for the near future. But it doesn’t end there.
Working with patients
4C has already made its device available for compassionate use to a group of patients. Until now, results have been very encouraging and are paving the way for the device’s success as an innovative technology, improving the lives of many patients.