1 November 2019

RBF Morph joins Spinner as a partner

Spinner is pleased to announce that RBF Morph has joined the project as a partner. RBF Morph are pioneers in providing reliable and high-performance mesh-morphing based technology for CAE multiphysics modelling and optimisation.

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RBF Morph will work with Spinner fellow, Marco Senale, who is based in Ansys, Lyon, to use their technology to develop in silico models of the spine.

One of Spinner’s key objectives is the making of integrated, user-friendly, in silico models of the mechanics of damaged and reconstructed spinal segments. These will be used for predictive design, patient-specific analysis and surgical navigation.

With RBF Morph’s RBF Morph ACT Extension, they will contribute to the development of the medical digital twin. Thanks to mesh-morphing, the Finite Element Analysis model of the vertebra and the parametric shape of the implanted screws can be squeezed into a reduced-order model (ROM) that allows real time interaction. This enables a precise and accurate positioning and dimensioning of the correction.

Marco has already been using RBF Morph’s technology for the sensitivity analysis of the surgical screws, to estimate the influence of the size of the screw on the amount of stress in the screw and strain in the vertebra.

Example of RBF Morph design technology in a study of surgical screws in a vertebra, by Marco Sensale
Example of RBF Morph design technology in a study of surgical screws in a vertebra, by Marco Sensale.

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