Inria and Consortia
The SOFA consortium
Above all, the consortium makes it possible to unite a community around the software in order to make it progress. This consortium will enable the recruitment of engineers to make SOFA more efficient and easier to use. The other aim of this consortium is to create links with the economic world, such as finding interesting prospects in the field of medical simulation.
SOFA is open source software that has been developed at Inria for several years. It aims to create physical simulations reproducing surgical procedures. This simulations can be used to help students during their training, but also to assist clinicians with the planning of their surgical procedure.