Frankfurt University

Germany Brand: SIMULIA
Industry: Academia, Life Sciences

Frankfurt University is one of the leading research universities in Germany, and at the forefront of research in areas such as law and finance, life sciences, drug research, cognitive neuroscience, heavy ions physics and interdisciplinary research on Africa.

The Challenge

The ability to look both inside mattress material and human tissues to evaluate internal stresses and strains resulting from prolonged hospitalization.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Abaqus FEA technology was used in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to virtually test different foam materials for the cushion and evaluate effect on patient comfort by monitoring surface and internal stresses on the subject.


Future development of an optimized mattress design aimed at reducing the occurrence of pressure sores and leading to better in-patient hospital care.