Instead of hooking up to a network of computers in order to run simulations to predict cardiac arrhythmias, a research at the University of Warwick has simply used an XBox 360 chip to provide his machinery with the same amount of power.
The former software engineer for Rare Ltd. (part of Microsoft games), Dr. Simon Scarle, has experience with XBox equipment and decided to try the system’s GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) to run his simulations.
By using the XBox 360 chip, Scarle was able to easily simulate how electrical excitations in the heart moved around damaged cardiac cells. I guess video games aren’t the worst thing that ever happened to the world!
XBox 360 Chip Can Provide Sufficient Power for Heart Simulations
1. Cardiac Simulations - Using the power of gaming chips, cardiac simulations can be easily conducted.
2. GPU Utilization - Leveraging graphical processing units (GPUs) for non-gaming purposes, such as medical simulations, opens up new possibilities.
3. Technology Transfer - Applying technology from one industry, such as video games, to another field, like medicine, creates disruptive innovation opportunities.
1. Healthcare - Adopting video game technology for medical simulations can revolutionize the healthcare industry.
2. Gaming - Expanding the application of gaming chips beyond entertainment presents new growth opportunities for the gaming industry.
3. Technology - Facilitating technology transfer between different sectors drives innovation and progress in the technology industry.