La Fondation won The Franco-British Business Awards – CSR category

On Monday, November 26 2018, La Fondation Dassault Systèmes had the great honor of winning the Franco-British Business Awards – CSR category of the French Chamber of Commerce of Great Britain.

This CSR award has been given for its support to University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for their Children’s project 3D CARE -3D CArdiovascular Research and Education.

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La Fondation Dassault Systèmes has supported the European team composed of British, Italian, and French engineers, at UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science and embedded at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. The project led by Dr Claudio Capelli was developed in collaboration with clinicians to design a Virtual Reality application for the treatment of children born with heart disease or birth anomalies. Two versions of the application are being developed:

  •  A version supported on PCs & Oculus Rift to prepare clinicians by visualizing a 3D model of the children’s hearts they will operate. Doing so, the planning of very complex operations can be improved.
  • A pedagogical version for smartphone allowing the patients and their family to better comprehend the operation by visualizing 3D models of their heart through a phone and cardboard headset. The objective is to reduce their stress thanks to a better understanding of the situation.
Clinician visualizing a 3D model of a children’s heart

The project has also a strong educational purpose as it is used by professors of medicine universities to teach anatomy to medical undergrad and graduates.

The application will also ensure the conservation of specimens which have been stored in the GOSH library for over 80 years, by developing 3D digital models of the specimens of congenital hearts defects of fetus and newborn babies, ensuring they won’t have to be manipulated by students too frequently.

La Fondation Dassault Systemes thanks Endrit Pajaziti, Dr. Claudio Capelli, Dr. Emilie Sauvage, Dr. Patricia Garcia Canadilla Prof. Silvia Schievano, and Dr. Andrew Cook, for their contribution to the improvement of the real world through virtual universes.



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