Posted on 27 May 2021 by David Harman
Pressure ulcers and wound care have become particularly important issues over the last year, as patients undergoing intensive care due to COVID-19 experience prolonged contact with medical devices that can cause discomfort and scarring. We recently spoke to our customer Professor Amit Gefen of Tel Aviv University about how he uses Simpleware software in his research into how cells, tissues, and organs respond to mechanical loading in healthy and diseased states. This work has applications to how and why injuries and wounds happen, and how we can prevent injuries or repair and heal them.
Within the interview, we discussed with Professor Gefen how he has developed an integrated approach that combines experiments with computational modeling using Simpleware software. We discussed how using computer models helps understand phenomena that are difficult to analyze in the lab, including for how medical devices such as wound dressings, mattresses, or wheelchair cushions interact with the body.