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3D Multiscale Physiological Human

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Osman Ratib
  • Hon Fai Choi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Hon Fai Choi, Daniel Thalmann
      Pages 3-22
  3. Cell and Tissue Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira, Rui Luís Reis
      Pages 25-47
  4. Imaging and Visualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. David García Juan, Sara Trombella, Osman Ratib
      Pages 51-79
    3. Matthias Becker, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
      Pages 81-106
    4. Ricardo Manuel Millán Vaquero, Jan Rzepecki, Karl-Ingo Friese, Franz-Erich Wolter
      Pages 107-133
  5. Simulation of Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Forough MadehKhaksar, Zhiping Luo, Nicolas Pronost, Arjan Egges
      Pages 137-164
    3. Karelia Tecante, Frank Seehaus, Bastian Welke, Gavin Olender, Michael Schwarze, Sean Lynch et al.
      Pages 165-187
    4. Ehsan Arbabi, Daniel Thalmann
      Pages 189-204
    5. Lazhari Assassi, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
      Pages 233-252
    6. Ian Stavness, Mohammad Ali Nazari, Cormac Flynn, Pascal Perrier, Yohan Payan, John E. Lloyd et al.
      Pages 253-274
  6. Medical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Patrizia Parascandolo, Lorenzo Cesario, Loris Vosilla, Gianni Viano
      Pages 277-296
    3. Imon Banerjee, Chiara Eva Catalano, Francesco Robbiano, Michela Spagnuolo
      Pages 297-316

About this book


3D Multiscale Physiological Human aims to promote scientific exchange by bringing together overviews and examples of recent scientific and technological advancements across a wide range of research disciplines. As a result, the variety in methodologies and knowledge paradigms are contrasted, revealing potential gaps and opportunities for integration. Chapters have been contributed by selected authors in the relevant domains of tissue engineering, medical image acquisition and processing, visualization, modeling, computer aided diagnosis and knowledge management. The multi-scale and multi-disciplinary research aspects of articulations in humans are highlighted, with a particular emphasis on medical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and related disorders.

The need for multi-scale modalities and multi-disciplinary research is an emerging paradigm in the search for a better biological and medical understanding of the human musculoskeletal system. This is particularly motivated by the increasing socio-economic burden of disability and musculoskeletal diseases, especially in the increasing population of elderly people. Human movement is generated through a complex web of interactions between embedded physiological systems on different spatiotemporal scales, ranging from the molecular to the organ level. Much research is dedicated to the understanding of each of these systems, using methods and modalities tailored for each scale. Nevertheless, combining knowledge from different perspectives opens new venues of scientific thinking and stimulates innovation. Integration of this mosaic of multifaceted data across multiple scales and modalities requires further exploration of methods in simulations and visualization to obtain a comprehensive synthesis. However, this integrative approach cannot be achieved without a broad appreciation for the multiple research disciplines involved.


3D Medical Anatomy Biological Modalities Human Motion Capture Multiscale Human Physiological Human

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Osman Ratib
    • 2
  • Hon Fai Choi
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre Universitaire InformatiqueMIRALab - University of GenevaCarougeSwitzerland
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine DivisionUniversity Hospital of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Centre Universitaire InformatiqueMIRALab - University of GenevaCarougeSwitzerland

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