Diagnostic Simulations, Inc.
Dr. Paul Buscemi was the VP of Research and Development at Restore Medical Inc. in Medina MN, now a part of Medtronic. Paul and his team were responsible for conceptualization and realization of a new tongue implant to treat sleep apnea.
Challenge:Restore Medical’s challenge was to build a simple, innovative, minimally invasive, palatal implant. The R&D group needed to get insights beyond airway closure to study the effect of the implant on critical tongue functions such as speech and swallowing.
Solution:Using MSC.Software’s CAE products Paul and his team were able to perform a complete analysis of a new human tongue implant design.
Benefits:Using MSC.Software technology, Paul’s R&D team created an accurate model of tongue musculature and motion. The model was used to design and test a virtual prototype for a new tongue implant and its effects.