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Living human project: Interactive digital library services to access collections of complex biomedical data on the musculo-skeletal apparatus

Objective

The Living Human Project aims to create an in silico model of the human musculo-skeletal apparatus which can predict how mechanical forces are exchanged internally and externally at any dimensional scale from the whole body down to the protein level. This model should be designed as an infrastructure that can be updated and extended whenever new data and algorithms become available. It should also account at any level for the inter-subject variability observed in the population. The Living Human Digital library aims to develop this infrastructure.

Around a community building and collaborative working server we plan to develop: an application framework for management, fusion and exchange of biomedical digital data; a service framework for the development, the sharing and the choreography of software services such as interactive extraction of isosurfaces, automatic image segmentation, automatic mesh generation, signal filtering, FE solvers, etc.; a knowledge management framework that let you develop Internet-based services that keep all the data and algorithmic resources of the repository organised in agreement with a dynamically defined ontology, and services for advanced resource discovery and retrieval, web services choreography, and maintenance of the metadata and of the ontology.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI CALCOLO ELETTRONICO DELL'ITALIA NORD-ORIENTALE
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno (Bologna)
Italy

Participants (4)

ISTITUTI ORTOPEDICI RIZZOLI
Italy
Address
Via Di Barbiano 1/10
40136 Bologna
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles