In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device for You

CyberHearts will specifically be used to test and validate new medical devices early on during their design phase. By detecting flaws in such devices before trials begin, CyberHeart, researchers hope will speed the development process along, while helping to prevent the rollout of products with dangerous and costly bugs.
The CyberHeart platform will essentially combine computational models of heart dynamics, for instance, it can be used to simulate electrical patterns that indicate cardiac arrhythmia, with other mathematical tools to study how the human heart interacts with medical devices. In the future, CyberHearts may also be used to optimize the heart device settings on a patient by patient basis before they are implanted.