Benefits of object-oriented models and ModeliChart: modern tools and methods for the interdisciplinary research on smart biomedical technology

Jonas Gesenhues, Marc Hein, Maike Ketelhut, Moriz Habigt, Daniel Rüschen, Mare Mechelinck, Thivaharan Albin, Steffen Leonhardt, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Rolf Rossaint, Rüdiger Autschbach, Dirk Abel
2017 Biomedical Engineering  
AbstractComputational models of biophysical systems generally constitute an essential component in the realization of smart biomedical technological applications. Typically, the development process of such models is characterized by a great extent of collaboration between different interdisciplinary parties. Furthermore, due to the fact that many underlying mechanisms and the necessary degree of abstraction of biophysical system models are unknown beforehand, the steps of the development
more » ... of the application are iteratively repeated when the model is refined. This paper presents some methods and tools to facilitate the development process. First, the principle of object-oriented (OO) modeling is presented and the advantages over classical signal-oriented modeling are emphasized. Second, our self-developed simulation tool ModeliChart is presented. ModeliChart was designed specifically for clinical users and allows independently performing
doi:10.1515/bmt-2016-0074 pmid:28121614 fatcat:b7mkhf7jdbfbrijm7dfgbztzve