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Kiyoshi Nakanishi, Simon Downes and Luis Hernandez at the 23rd Infopoverty World Conference

The latest research is looking at the risk factors for heart disease, 'ion channels' and others - digitally reproduced. Ion channels are what allow the heart to move normally, and 'conduction' is what happens when the heart muscle moves abnormally. Using ECGs from a medical check-up, potential pathologies can be identified by searching information in the Heart Disease Database.


KIYOSHI NAKANISHI, CEO, Homeost Corporation, Japan

“Ladies and gentlemen, members of the diplomatic corps and members of the United Nations. Thank you for this opportunity to present the most advanced heart diagnostic tool, our heart simulator. The heart simulator creates a 3D model identical to the heart. A supercomputer called FUGAKU made this possible. Until now X-rays, ECGs, echocardiograms CTs and MRI diagnose the heart. The heart simulator takes all that information and creates a digital twin, a virtual heart, the same as our real heart. Doctors can see the present heart condition and also its future condition. The heart simulator can help children with congenital heart diseases to survive and thrive! We were honored with the Japan Academy Award. The highest in sciences. Also, the golden medal for technology in cardiology. Today, from the United Nations headquarters HOMEOST is open for business in the USA to reach the whole world - to improve global health, and promote a better quality of life.” 

SIMON DOWNES, FDA correspondent

 “While training as a student doctor I experienced a heart arrhythmia and heart conditions that without advanced diagnostics would likely result in death. I believe that our heart simulator can help to save lives. The most common cause of death in the world is heart disease, the death toll is increasing every year. In 2019 heart disease accounted for 1 in 6 deaths which is estimated to be about 8.9 million deaths worldwide. Our heart simulator is a new and more advanced tool not only for diagnosis but also for treatment selection. 
It allows early detection of heart problems and assesses the present and future conditions of heart disease. The heart simulator creates a digital twin that faithfully reproduces and visualizes the movement of the heart in detail. From CT scans, ultrasound images, and other medical information such as blood pressure, and electrocardiogram data, a 3D heart model emerges to express dynamic functions as well as static forms. A supercomputer creates an individual heart model from clinical data and reproduces it based on physical laws and mathematical models. It is also possible to predict hemodynamics when surgery is performed on the heart. You can predict blood flow after surgery and see where energy is being lost. And quantitatively compare preoperative and postoperative changes. In addition, changes in oxygen saturation can be predicted. Seeing how much oxygen is carried around the body will help you plan your surgery. Thank you very much.”

LUIS HERNANDEZ, International Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Specialist

“Thank you, after my heart stopped, I was kept alive artificially until the doctors could diagnose my congenital heart defect. I’m grateful for the care that I received and for the earlier technologies that allowed me to have a normal life. This gratitude motivates me to present today the heart simulator. Doctors and computer scientists in Japan have created this tool to provide advanced and compassionate care to children around the world. One in 100 newborns has congenital heart disease. A newborn’s heart is small and fragile and requires advanced techniques to repair. Even veteran doctors sometimes have difficulty with determining the operative method. The heart simulator reproduces the heart of the baby to help the surgeon and even stimulates the postoperative state of the heart. Surgeons can test optional surgery methods in advance with virtual hearts. This allows the prediction of the effectiveness of the surgery and helps with the treatment selection and reduction of the risks. The heart simulator allows an early detection of the disease in newborns making the difference between life or death. Thank you.”


The FINAL DECLARATION of the 23rd Infopoverty World Conference is now available! The Plan of Action including a list of projects and proposals that emerged from the discussion will be available soon. STAY TUNED!

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