The Living Human Digital Library

LHDL is a STREP Project under the European Commission's 6th Framework Programme. The project runs for 3 years from February 2006.

The overall objective of LHDL is to develop interactive digital library services to access collections of complex biomedical data on the musculoskeletal apparatus.

More specifically, LHDL aims to create the technical infrastructure for the Living Human Project (LHP). LHP will create a silico model of the human musculo-skeletal apparatus which can predict how mechanical forces are exchanged internally and externally, from the whole body down to the protein level. This model will be designed as an infrastructure that can be updated and extended whenever new data and algorithms become available. LHDL aims to develop this infrastructure.