Sim4Life V7.2 offers new features and major enhancements that strengthen the world’s leading in silico toolset for computational life science research, device design and optimization, and safety and electromagnetic compliance evaluations.
The highlights of Sim4Life V7.2 in a nutshell:
Additional new release highlights include new computer aided design (CAD) modeling tools to get more out of our detailed anatomical models, new productivity features, general improvements as well as bug fixes, making your simulations more effective once again.
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Sim4Life V7.2 in action: personalized modeling of transcranial electric and magnetic stimulation. Watch the movie here.
The new Jupyter Scripter window (live-link) in Sim4Life V7.2 provides a modern environment for running Python notebooks while remaining fully synchronized with the main application.
Sim4Life V7.2 introduces pulsed/modulated exposures as first-class citizens in its computational ecosystem.
Thermal ripples resulting from pulsed exposure: use of amplitude-modulated field in Sim4Life V7.2 in low-frequency simulations for transcranial stimulation (transcranial electric and/or magnetic stimulation).
In Sim4Life V7.2 the P-THERMAL module has received a significant performance and applicability boost by porting the kernel onto GPUs.
Thermal simulations in Sim4Life V7.2: significant simulation time speedup via GPU computing.
Sim4Life V7.2 works smoothly with the updated IMAnalytics Suite V1.2 and facilitates the application of the FDA-qualified IMAnalytics and MRIxViP Medical Device Development Tool (MDDT).
Predicting deposited power for a validation routing in the Test Field Diversity phantom with IMAnalytics Suite V1.2.
Sim4Life V7.2 provides a new set of strongly requested design and safety tools for high-field MRI applications. These tools enable the computation, compression and export of Q-Matrix, VOPs, and SAR values from simulations of multi-port parallel transmit MRI coil, thus empowering online safety monitoring and helping coil manufacturers/users to meet regulatory requirements:
Visualization of the VOP cluster map associated with an 8-channel pTx coil array in a computational model of the human knee (left) and a homogeneous cylindrical phantom (right).
Sim4Life V7.2 provides new functionality for Protected Models, which are self-contained Sim4Life models that can be shared with collaborators or customers without revealing confidential information.
Exporting a 1.5T MRI coil as an encrypted model – without revealing the coil design – for subsequent sharing and use by third parties to study patient-specific SAR exposure.
Sim4Life V7.2 features a new tool to automatically identify 10-10 electrode system locations on the scalp and place custom electrode templates.
The new “10-10 System” tool in Sim4Life V7.2 generates the 10-10 system locations on a head model surface. Once the system has been established, the user can easily place custom electrode designs using the new “Electrode Placement” tool.
FULLY AUTOMATIC HEAD MODEL SEGMENTATION
Sim4Life V7.2 introduces the first one of our AI-powered applications – our Automatic Head Model Generation tool.
Generation of a whole head model in SIM4Life V7.2: the user can load a T1 MRI dataset (or both T1 and T2 data) and start the Auto-Label tool. After a few minutes, the MRI is segmented. The user can then easily extract a surface model and use it for simulations, or first edit the labelfield in iSEG.
NEW ULTRA-OBESE MODELS
The ViP library has been extended to include three ultra-obese versions of the adult models Ella and Fats:
Ultra-obese ViP models in Sim4Life V7.2: from left to right the base models Ella and Fats and their morphed versions with BMI 63 (Ella), 66 (Fats, SAT-dominant version), and 70 (Fats, muscular version).
Such as exposure assessment standards for SAR and power density continuously evolve, Sim4Life ensures that its users are always up to date with the latest developments and ahead of forthcoming changes.
Sim4Life V7.2: Surface view of the absorbed power density generated by a 5G mobile phone at 28 GHz.
psSAR evaluation in the homogeneous SAM head phantom, according to the latest draft of IEEE/IEC 62704-1, now available in Sim4Life V7.2.
Symmetry modeling tool in Sim4Life V7.2 that allows to identify mirror symmetries and lets the user to cut and mirror the model across the symmetry plane.
Field compression in Sim4Life V7.2: Two representative examples highlighting how the output file size is drastically reduced at different compression levels.
Streamlined and more intuitive GUI in Sim4Life V7.2.
To experience the power and elegance of Sim4Life V7.2 or for further information, please email us at email@example.com or call us at +41 44 245 9765.
The relevant Sim4Life installers for Win7/Win8/8.1and /Win10/11 64-bit platforms can be downloaded here. Existing customers with an up-to-date annual maintenance and support plan, will receive individually all pertinent information regarding the Software Installer Download and updated licenses.
IMPORTANT: For the CUDA-based solvers (CUDA P-EM-FDTD, P-THERMAL, P-ACOUSTICS), Sim4Life supports NVIDIA GPU models equipped with CUDA compute capability 3.5 up to 8.6, and requires device drivers that support the CUDA toolkit 11.0 and above. Note that NVIDIA may choose to discontinue certain drivers for specific operating systems, e.g., CUDA 11.0 drivers may not be available for Windows 8.1 for certain GPU series. In such a case, an update to Windows 10 or 11 may permit further usage of the GPU with Sim4Life.
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The Sim4Life Team