Sunshine Heart

New Zealand Brand: SIMULIA
Industry: Life Sciences

Sunshine Heart is a global medical device company, developing innovative heart assist therapy for people with heart failure.

The Challenge

Develop an innovative cardiac pump device with realistic simulation while reducing reliance on traditional physical test methods.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Using Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA, Sunshine Heart was able to accurately represent real-world behavior of the device in order to guide design decisions and optimize performance.


Create a novel shape design for the heart pump that meets strain performance specifications while allowing the device to be tailored to individual patients.