Project

Development of Digital Science Platform Demonstrator

Funding

Funding Amount: 510 000,00 PLN

Funding Source: increase of subsidies – Minister of Education and Science, decision No. 112/WFSN/2020

Project Duration

Project Implementation Period: 6 Months (January-June 2021)

Project Description

The Center for Digital Science and Technology has started the project to build the Digital Science Platform Demonstrator and meet the needs resulting from the intensification of distance education in universities. In the face of the new, pandemic working conditions of students, it has become urgent to prepare widely accessible educational materials of adequate quality.

These materials will be prepared in 3D models, so that they reflect the 1:1 specimens available so far only in lecture halls. The most unique and valuable among them are osteological specimens, used by students of medical and paramedical faculties not only to learn about the structure of human skeleton, nerves and blood vessels, but above all to create a solid foundation of medical knowledge, to which they will refer during their further education and professional career, at each of their stages.

Project research will focus on selection of material suitable for digitization and development of 3D computer models reflecting 1:1 real specimens, development of raw data repository, development of VisNow platform for visualization and visual analytics, publication of educational material on virtual platform with unrestricted access and the possibility to download each model of each exhibit using web browser or mobile application. At this stage, our goal is to develop about 412 models (adult human skeleton).

The Center for Digital Science and Technology at UKSW has high competences and experience in the implementation of projects in the field of digital technologies, 3D scanning, 3D printing, virtual reality, visualization and visual analytics. The project will be implemented on the basis of existing research, computing infrastructure in functioning laboratories and will be based on functioning research teams.

 
Jacek Tomczyk, UKSW Professor shows parts of the skeleton selected to be scanned for the demonstrator.
The skull is one of the skeletal system key parts that provides a natural covering for the human brain.

Construction of human skeletal system 3D models with high mapping accuracy poses a real challenge.

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