|The story so far...
The Living Human Project (LHP) will develop
a worldwide, distributed repository of anatomo-functional data and of
simulation algorithms, fully integrated into a seamless simulation
environment and directly accessible by any researcher in the world.
This infrastructure will be use to create the physiome of the human musculo-skeletal system.
This grass-root initiative started in 2002 as a result of the BioNet
coordination action, aimed to establish the grand challenges for
European biomechanics. The BioNet consensus document clearly pointed out the need for an Internet-based virtual community as a mean to share biomechanics data.
In 2003 a group of partners who were also involved with the BioNet action wrote a document drafting a possible strategy to have the LHP started.
In the meanwhile Marco Viceconti started a voluntary effort called
biomechanics European Lab (BEL). The idea was to create a community of
interested colleagues, who would develop the LHP without any
centralised funding. The BEL is now being merged to Biomed Town, and
the BEL web site
remains available only for historical reasons. But it was evident that
the most important limiting factor for LHP was the lack of an adequate
information technology infrastructure. This need is now being matched
by two separate provisions.
|The users of
LHP, e.g. all those researchers, industrial, or clinical professional
that are interested in the musculo-skeletal system in any way and at
any dimensional scale, from the whole body down to the cell and the
proteins, will create a collaborative community within Biomed Town. The activities of the LHDL Consortium are hosted in the LHDL Building. The community consensus process takes place in the Living Human Square.
If you want to get involved, apply to become a Biomed Town citizen and then visit the VPH Square.
If you want to know the latest news about LHP and the LHDL project click here.