Heart simulator
A simulator capable of simulating the heart’s behavior with high accuracy, created through joint research between Fujitsu Limited and the University of Tokyo.
 K computer
A supercomputer with computational speeds in excess of 10 petaflops, developed jointly by Fujitsu and the Riken Center for Computational Science as the core system of the program to build revolutionary high performance computing infrastructure (HPCI) promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The system began joint operation in September 2012.
 Excitation propagation
A phenomenon in which electrical stimulus from pacemaker cells (cells that regulate the frequency of heartbeats) propagate across the entire heart.
 Virtual reality technology
Technology that can display three-dimensional data in three dimensions, thereby creating an environment in which digital objects seem to exist, and can be experienced as though they were real.
 zSpace 200 (sold separately)
A VR display sold by zSpace, Inc.
 Fujitsu is contributing to the improvement of medical technology and understanding by enabling more efficient study of the heart and of heart disease.
Because this product is intended for educational applications, it cannot be used for medical or diagnostic purposes.
 The software reproduces the pulsation of the heart in exquisite detail.
This research was conducted under the supervision of Seiryo Sugiura, former professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
 Used in a lecture
Fujitsu VR Heart Simulator Viewer to Be Utilized in University of Tokyo Lecture (press release, September 12, 2017) http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/2017/0912-02.html
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Date: 11 April, 2018
Company: Fujitsu Limited
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