MAY 15, 2020 9:10 PM PDT

What is HARVEY?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

One of the biggest challenges facing clinical workers is trying to explore user interface treatment options easily without requiring any expertise in computer science. However, for researchers at Duke University, they were able to develop a “massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood flow through the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution”. The purpose of the study was to 1) was to provide guidance to physicians in treating their patients by allowing them to simulate a patient's specific vasculature and 2) make accurate predictions regarding blood flow that may affect surgical outcomes.

Findings were published in the Journal of Computational Science in which researchers created a user interface blood flow stimulation called HARVEY.

Learn more about user interface in medical settings:

"HARVEY currently requires knowledge of C coding and command line interfaces, which really limits who can use the program," said Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Duke. "This paper introduces a graphical user interface we've developed called Harvis, so that anybody can use Harvey, whether they're surgeons trying to figure out the best placement for a stent or biomedical researchers trying to design a new type of stent altogether."

Source: Science Daily

About the Author
  • Nouran is a scientist, educator, and life-long learner with a passion for making science more communicable. When not busy in the lab isolating blood macrophages, she enjoys writing on various STEM topics.
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