NTT Research, Harvard partner on digital cardiovascular research

NTT Research, a global technology startup, has entered into a three-year research partnership with the Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to engineer a digital model of the human heart.

The research agreement began July 1, and the researchers aim for the partnership to help them understand cardiovascular structure-function relationships, according to a Nov. 16 NTT news release.

Kevin Kit Parker, PhD, will lead Harvard's research and will work with NTT researcher Joe Alexander, MD, PhD, on the project. 

"We respect Dr. Parker's work at Harvard and are thrilled to get this research underway," Dr. Alexander said. "His group's long-term goal of engineering a living, functional heart maps well with our CV bio digital twin initiative. Together, we hope to investigate and challenge tenets of cardiac physiology that may be based more on lore than experimental verification."

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