Guiding the design of a revolutionary new product—from concept to manufacture—has its fair share of challenges. Although daunting, your expertise and the right virtual testing tools can overcome any design roadblock thrown your way.
In the case of medical device maker Southmedic, Inc., the challenge was to bring a first-of-its-kind oxygen mask to market. While traditional masks are effective for keeping air flowing, they often cause claustrophobia, unpleasant odors, nasal burns and chafing. Southmedic was determined to eliminate these side effects by developing a no-contact oxygen delivery device.
To meet the challenge, Southmedic needed to ensure that its mask maintained the same delivery rates as its traditional counterparts. This blog post takes you through the analyses used to ensure that the device evenly distributed air while evaluating the impact on oxygen concentrations around the mask.
READ THE BLOG to view the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation studies that Southmedic used to optimize its mask for performance and to understand how it would operate over multiple breathing cycles.
Designing a “first” is difficult. Having the right validation tools to support your expertise will help you overcome challenges and deliver your next great design – just like Southmedic.