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.
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 that can 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 models (ROM) that allows real time interaction thus enabling 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 (See RBF Morph speeds real-time design-data feedback and RBF Morph Speeds Real-Time Design-Data Feedback Critical to the Digital Twin in Industry and Research)