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KIT Researcher Win the Mimics Innovation Awards 2011 in the Category “Innovations in Computer Aided Engineering”

The contribution “A Preprocessing Approach for Innovative Patient-Specific Intranasal Flow Simulations” of Krause (EMCL), Gengenbach (EMCL), Mayer (SCC), Zimny (EMCL) and Heuveline (Head of EMCL) has won the Mimics Innovation Awards 2011 in the category 2 “Innovations in computer aided engineering” which is associated with a prize of 5,000 Euro.

Simulation of the nasal airflow while breathing out. The patient suffers from a nasal cartilage rupture: red dots show high velocities, blue dots low velocities. © KIT
The prize was given for their work related to the international open source project OpenLB and EMCL’s project United Airways. In the paper the researchers present a holistic concept enabling patient-specific airflow simulations in the nasal cavity based on CT data. A proof of conception is provided by means of a case study where advantage is taken of Materialise's software packages to segment the raw CT data in order to create a 3D model. The meshing, initialization and simulation is automated and realized in the framework of the CFD software package OpenLB. The approach is available in the latest release on the project’s webpage. For the seventh edition of Mimics Innovation Awards, 43 submissions from no less than 21 different countries were received for the prize fund of 17,500 Euro. The fund was distributed among the winners of four categories which were chosen by a jury of world renowned experts in the world of advanced medical image processing. The winning teams have been revealed in May. Materialise’s CEO Wilfried Vancraen announced them during his speech at Materialise's annual Medical Innovation Conference, held this year at the RAPID show in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
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