The CARMEN team is a partnership between Inria, IHU Liryc and the IMB. We are specialized in modeling of cardiac electrophysiology. We collaborate actively with the clinical, imaging, cellular electrophysiology, and signal processing groups of the IHU Liryc. We develop mathematical models and numerical methods in order to simulate the propagation of cardiac action potentials, from the cellular scale to the scale of the body. We aim at improving:
- our knowledge and the treatment of cardiac electrical pathologies;
- the exploitation of all available electrical signals.
The overall objectives of CARMEN pertain both to the fields of numerical sciences, and to medical sciences through close collaborative research. Our objectives in numerical sciences concern the progress to be made on data- and image-based modeling of cardiac electrophysiology, and model-based inverse reconstruction or interpretation of electrical signals. Our goal in medical sciences is to contribute to the objectives of Liryc concerning atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation, and heart failure. Software tools are important for the success of this research.