© 2009

Recent Advances in the 3D Physiological Human

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Jian J. Zhang
  • David D. Feng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anatomical and Physiological Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jérôme Schmid, Anders Sandholm, François Chung, Daniel Thalmann, Hervé Delingette, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
      Pages 3-19
    3. Július Parulek, Miloš Šrámek, Ivan Zahradník
      Pages 21-36
  3. Physically Based Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Tommaso Mansi, Barbara André, Michael Lynch, Maxime Sermesant, Hervé Delingette, Younes Boudjemline et al.
      Pages 75-90
    3. Pierre-Frédéric Villard, Wesley Bourne, Fernando Bello
      Pages 91-103
    4. Benjamin Sanders, Paul DiLorenzo, Victor Zordan, Donald Bakal
      Pages 105-119
    5. Martine Eckert, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, David Guiraud, Pierre-brice Wieber, Philippe Fraisse
      Pages 121-131
    6. Christof Seiler, Philippe Büchler, Lutz-Peter Nolte, Mauricio Reyes, Rasmus Paulsen
      Pages 133-148
    7. Ilhan Kaya, Anand P. Santhanam, Kye-sung Lee, Panomsak Meemon, Nicolene Papp, Jannick P. Rolland
      Pages 149-162
  4. Medical Analysis and Knowledge Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Ehsan Arbabi, Salman Chegini, Ronan Boulic, Stephen J Ferguson, Daniel Thalmann
      Pages 165-177
    3. Ding Cai, Won-Sook Lee, Chris Joslin, Paul Beaulé
      Pages 179-192
    4. Junjun Pan, Jian J Zhang, Yanning Zhang, Hong Zhou
      Pages 193-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-225

About this book


Research into the 3D Physiological Human is a very active field focusing on the creation of patient-specific computer models for personalised healthcare. Reporting on how these models can simulate and provide a better understanding of human physiology and pathology, this book also looks at how the evolution and the improvement of technological devices such as scanners, medical instruments, and computer power have helped in our understanding of the human body and its functionalities.

The book contains contributions from leading researchers from a variety of disciplines (including computer graphics, biomechanics, knowledge representation, human-machine interfaces etc) associated with medical imaging, simulation, computer-assisted surgery and 3D semantics.

Divided into three parts: anatomical and physiological modelling, physically-based simulation, and medical analysis and knowledge management, this book provides a clear picture of the most recent advances in this increasingly important area.


3D animation biomechanics computer graphics healthcare modeling physiology robot simulation surgery tissue visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Jian J. Zhang
    • 2
  • David D. Feng
    • 3
  1. 1.MIRALabUniversité de GenèveGenèveSwitzerland
  2. 2.Bournemouth Media School, National Centre for Computer AnimationBournemouth UniversityPoole, DorsetUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Information TechnologiesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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