Company NewsApril 5, 2024

Putting health in the spotlight

For World Health Day 2024, the World Health Organization calls upon governments and businesses to champion health as a priority and protect it as a basic human right. Here’s how some Dassault Systèmes customers are helping to make a difference.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

Every year, on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates its anniversary and uses the day to raise awareness of health-related issues. Over the years, World Health Day has brought to light many critical topics, including climate change, mental health, childcare and vector-borne diseases.

This year’s theme is “My health, my right,” emphasizing that health should be an intrinsic pillar of our broader human rights. WHO’s mission is for everyone, everywhere to be able to live healthy lives and have access to everything from clean air and quality housing to decent working and environmental conditions.

Here, we put the spotlight on some of our own customers that are doing their part to make the world a healthier place:

Assembly OSM: Positive social development

In the US, Assembly OSM is helping to tackle the housing crisis by making available affordable and sustainable modular buildings. Its custom buildings for urban environments are developed entirely in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to make sure that every part fits perfectly and meets the highest quality standards. Validating everything virtually first reduces the timeframe of a project by up to 50% while mitigating the generally unpredictable nature of construction. The team are also doing their part to tackle the effects of climate change by analyzing the amount of embodied carbon in their products and mapping the sustainability impact of their supplier network.

Read the full story here.

L’OCCITANE: Protecting people at work

Inside L’OCCITANE en Provence – Laboratoires M&L’s state-of-the-art production facility in France, workstations are configured to promote good posture and comfort for each individual operator, and digital technologies simulate shop floor conditions to prioritize worker safety.

Handling the formulation and production of natural cosmetics for L’OCCITANE Group, the manufacturer prides itself on putting its workers’ health and safety first and is committed to making sure no accidents happen on site. Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s powerful virtual twin and simulation capabilities it has set up workstations that prevent the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders among staff members, found ways to reduce the spread of viruses and improved its understanding of thermal conditions on the shop floor to improve worker comfort.

Watch the video and read the full story here.

Neta Auto: Safe, emission-free transport

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) brand Neta Auto is delivering on its mission to develop affordable luxury electric cars. It wants everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy a premium driving experience while helping to make the planet a better place. Inside, Neta Auto’s EVs are packed with innovative smart cockpit technology, including the latest navigation, automatic parking and power energy management capabilities, to deliver a comfortable and safe driving experience. As it ramps up production and launches its vehicles in new markets, it uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to manage all global design, engineering and manufacturing processes – making sure the product development cycle is as efficient as possible while keeping costs in check.

Watch the video and read the full story here.

Saint-Louis Hospital: Preventing the spread of viruses

When patients visit Saint-Louis Hospital – APHP in Paris, the last thing they want is to pick up a virus during their stay.  That’s why, aside from wearing masks and maintaining good hand hygiene, the hospital’s infection prevention and control team wanted to see what else could be done to avoid respiratory transmission of viruses.

Through its Virtual Twin as a Service, Dassault Systèmes’ experts worked with the hospital to carry out an extensive study into airborne propagation of pathogens within the dialysis department. They created an accurate, full-scale virtual twin of the room, simulated particle contamination and tested different scenarios and setups within the space to improve ventilation. Based on the findings, Saint-Louis hospital is now able to take proactive measures to prevent virus spread and better protect patients and staff.

Watch the video and read the full story here.

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