SOFA is an efficient and accurate simulation framework written in C++, and developed in three INRIA teams. SOFA is dedicated to research in medical simulation but can also be used to develop new training medical technologies. Thanks to its high level of modularity, SOFA allows to rapidly create your own simulation based on the large range of models, algorithms and on the human anatomical data available in SOFA.

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SOFA is an open-source software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU LGPL as published by the Free Software Foundation (either version 2.1 of the license, or any later version).

Please do not forget to cite SOFA in your work and publications.

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  • Ask questions on the SOFA forum.
  • Propose collaborative projects.
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  • Share your contribution with the SOFA community.

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