Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body

image showing two hearts Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS).
One project will develop "Cyberheart"--a platform for virtual, patient-specific human heart models and associated device therapies that can be used to improve and accelerate medical-device development and testing. The other project will combine teams of microrobots with synthetic cells to perform ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135105&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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