This NSF-funded and Stony Brook-led project includes collaborators from seven leading universities and centers working together to develop far more realistic cardiac device models than what currently exists. The CyberCardia platform can be used to test and validate medical devices faster and at a far lower cost than existing methods. CyberCardia, which is funded through NSF's cyber-physical systems program, can also be used to design optimal, patient-specific device therapies, thereby lowering the risk to the patient.
The “CyberCardia” project, led by Scott Smolka, a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, is part of the NSF’s center-scale initiative to advance the state-of-the-art in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS): engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. Often called the “Internet of Things,” CPS enable capabilities that go beyond the embedded systems of today.