The book, that will be published by Elsevier/Academic Press, explores the body of knowledge and state-of-the-art in Digital Human Modelling (DHM) with its application in Medicine. If you're interested to contribute the deadline for the submission of chapters is 31st March 2021.
Invitation letter from the editors:
We cordially invite you to contribute to our new book project ‘Digital Human Modeling and the Digital Patient’, Elsevier/Academic Press, eds Gunther Paul (JCU) and Mohamed Doweidar (Uni Zaragoza). DHM is the science of representing humans with their physical properties, characteristics and behaviours in computerized, virtual models. These models can be used stand-alone, or integrated with other computerized object design systems, to design or study designs of medical devices, or medical device products in their relationship with humans; or study and describe human body or organ functionality. Digital Human Models serve as fast and cost-efficient computer based tools for the assessment of human functional systems, and human-system interaction.
This book provides an industry first introductory and practitioner focused overview of human simulation tools, with detailed chapters describing body functional elements and organs, organ interactions, and fields of application. Thus, DHM tools and a specific scientific/practical problem – functional study of the human body – are linked in a coherent framework. Eventually the book shows how DHM interfaces with common physical devices in medical practice, answering to a gap in literature and a common practitioner question. Case studies provide the applied knowledge for practitioners to make informed decisions.
We are especially seeking VPH partner contributions for the following additional chapters: Human Modeling Hardware Systems, Virtual Human Anatomy Atlases, The Visible Human project, The Virtual Physiological Human, Simulation of blood flow in arteries, Biomechanics and modelling of the human heart, Biomechanics and modelling of the human foot, Computational musculoskeletal biomechanics of the knee, Biomechanics and modeling of the human spine, Bone tissue remodeling of the femur, Cartilage regeneration, Multiphasic and multiscale modelling of vascular tissue, Computational simulation of the cell behaviour for tissue regeneration, Smart materials as a scaffold for tissue regeneration, Mechanical and micro-structural behaviour of biomaterials and biological tissue, Microfluidics chips to mimic the cellular microenvironment, Prosthetic modelling of the leg, Patient-specifc predictive modelling, Real-time simulation of virtual surgery. Any other suggestions are welcome and we will seek to integrate any proposed chapter where possible.