A Simulation Approach to Optimizing Performance of Equipment for Thermostimulation of Muscle Tissue using COMSOL Multiphysics

J. Kocbach, K. Folgerø, L. Mohn, Ole Brix

Abstract


A multiphysics simulation approach is used in order to analyse and optimize performance of thermostimulation equipment. The temperature distribution and electric field distribution within the body tissue is simulated for varying body composition, for varying design parameters of the thermostimulation equipment and for different heating methods. Based on these simulations, information is gained regarding design choices for thermostimulation equipment, and relative effectiveness of thermostimulation equipment for patients with different body composition. The finite element package COMSOL Multiphysics is used for the simulations.

Keywords


Thermostimulation, CAD, Multiphysics, Microwave, Heat therapy, Electrical stimulation, Infrared

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