Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
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Simulate the device under normal as well as extreme operating loads and conditions, to check its performance and safety.

1. Create a realistic Finite Element Model of the device.

2. Apply the necessary boundary conditions (constraints and loads).

3. Take special care of meshes, interfaces, and friction coefficients.

4. Verify the model under simple loads first, compare with manual calculations.

5. Validate the results with physical experiments (say, using UTM).

The main purpose in this project is to offer a choice for customized prosthesis or implant which is purely design and developed for particular patient, this project gives them flexibility for selection of best implant which gives a optimal fit and avoiding of re-surgery.
Orthopaedic implants are required to sustain many years of demanding activity. However, unlike most products, these devices cannot be easily repaired or tuned because they reside in the body. Therefore, a successful design must be robust with respect to unpredictable loads and changing environments. This philosophy must be reflected in the computer simulations used to design implants.
XrayTo3D technology developed by Vikas Karade, which reconstructs 3D models of bone from their X-ray images, was recognized by 'Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award' in 2014, and is among the top 10 innovations in India for President Scholar in Residence Program 2015