Students and researchers model and test designs for health assessment equipment that will expand university's Telehealth System
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 26, 2003-- Hong Kong's largest school of nursing is using SolidWorks(R) three-dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) and COSMOSFloWorks (TM)fluid analysis applications to develop equipment for testing blood sugar levels over a Telehealth System that links remote areas with the school's satellite health station, SolidWorks announced today.
Students and researchers at the School of Nursing use SolidWorks
and COSMOSFloWorks software to design and test a blood glucose meter
that sends information from remote sites to the university via
telephone lines or the Internet. The meter, which was developed as
part of a graduate research project, will be one of the diagnostic
tools in the Telehealth System developed by the School of Nursing and
its parent institution, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Hong
Kong Polytechnic University is using more than 400 seats of SolidWorks
for instruction in eight different departments.
Designers model the blood meter's enclosure in SolidWorks, then
simulate the flow of blood through the enclosure with COSMOSFloWorks.
SolidWorks and COSMOSFloWorks enable the School to test and refine
several different designs before committing to expensive physical
prototyping, keeping costs down and speeding the design process.
"We have explored the use of other modeling software but found it
didn't have SolidWorks' and COSMOSFloWorks' precision when we were
designing and testing the mechanical parts in the analysis equipment,"
said Pony Ma, the School of Nursing's scientific officer. "SolidWorks'
3D animation and dimension control are also superior to anything else
we've seen, and we like the fact that SolidWorks is a standard in 3D
Nursing students participate in clinical tests for the blood
testing equipment, and also provide on-site training and education.
The School of Nursing offers diploma and degree programs, master's and
doctoral degrees, and conducts product development research for The
Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Centre for Telehealth and Telecare.
SolidWorks reseller Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology Limited in Hong
Kong worked with the School to deploy SolidWorks and COSMOSFloWorks.
"The School of Nursing is a good example of an organization that
needs advanced design and testing capabilities without a lot of
expense and complexity," said Ved Narayan, director of Asia Pacific
operations for SolidWorks. "Our software lets them focus the majority
of their energy on expanding their equipment's functionality and a
minimal amount learning how to use the design technology."
About Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology Limited
Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology Ltd. (ICT) is a general partnership
specializing in solving computer-aided-design and manufacture
(CAD/CAM) problems through careful analysis and development. ICT is
firmly established as a leading innovator in the rapidly expanding
high technology field of CAD/CAM and computer-aided-engineering (CAE),
product data management (PDM), as well as 3D digitizing (contact and
non-contact) 3D printing technology. Our technology and management
capabilities in CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM and computer programming assure
industrial customers a trouble free and professional business
relationship. For further information, visit the company's Web site
www.ict.com.hk) or call +852-2425-8136.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software
for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. Founded
in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to unleash the power of 3D for
everyone in product development and foster a collaborative user
community. In seven years of delivering product, SolidWorks has
shipped more than 230,000 total seats of software worldwide.
SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and
supports its products through a worldwide reseller network. For the
latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the
company's Web site (
www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000
(outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.
COSMOSFloWorks is a trademark of Structural Research and Analysis
Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their
respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks Corporation.
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