Penn Researchers Join Two NSF Projects on Medical Cyber-physical Systems

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Penn Researchers Join Two NSF Projects on Medical Cyber-physical Systems

By: Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 | Posted 14 May 2015


The University of Pennsylvania is participating in two National Science Foundation projects designed to advance cyber­physical systems with medical applications. Cyber­physical systems are built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computation and physical components.

One project will combine teams of microrobots with synthetic cells to perform functions that may one day lead to tissue and organ regeneration. The other project will develop a “Cyberheart,” a virtual, patient­specific human heart model that can be used to improve and accelerate medical-device testing.

NSF will support the projects with two five-year awards totaling $8.75 million.

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