Mechanically realistic pedagogical simulator for cardiac interventions
Over the last few years, procedures consisting of introducing catheters into the heart, improve the prognosis of patients in arrhythmia applying therapy on focused pathogenic areas. For patients suffering from heart failure, a possible therapy consists of introducing stimulation leads to resynchronize the ventricles.
Despite the ability to simulate all aspects of this type of intervention (introduction of the catheter, electrical signals, imaging, ...), there is not yet a simulator integrating all these characteristics.
The objective of this project was to develop a simulator for manipulating electrophysiological catheters on a mechanically realistic model and to propose to the operator different realistic scenarios of arrhythmias with electrical signals.
The SIMRIC project received funding from the Bordeaux IDEX as part of the Future Investment Program.