Report of the DynAMo scientific session
and Business Meeting, WC2000 Chicago
scientific session Friday 28 July, 2000, 8.30 - 10.00am
The scientific session included talks
from most of the research partners. The recent development
in model construction and related
areas were addressed. The subjects covered the area from medical imaging
the starting point for model construction
to clinical application of models.
The abstracts can be found at
WC2000 web site.
The session was a success. It was
one of the better session in the conference. That is, of course, our
subjective opinion, however the talks
were good with substantial content and they sparked lively discussion
during the session.
The audience in the session had a strong
interest on the themes of the project.
Several people expressed their interest
in joining the DynAMo group. The DynAMo is an open forum and
we would like to encourage all interested
in the subject to contact us (Jaakko
Malmivuo or Jari Hyttinen).
business meeting Friday 28 July, 2000, 10.15 - 12.00am
The meeting was the first international
DynAMo business meeting. Thus the discussion covered
some basic questions regarding the
formation and the purpose of DynAMo.
Everybody gave strong support for the
project and expressed the importance of the subject
and the idea of DynAMo.
Project coordinator Jari
Hyttinen introduced the
topics for discussion.
The basic point in the project is
not just to develop new models, but to bring together the
experties of modelers, imaging biomedical
signal measurement experts to provide the .
During the discussion two tasks of
DynAMo were especially addressed:
a modeling database, which would facilitate:
The idea is that the DynAMo partners would
provide their data and software in their own web servers.
comparison of modeling methods
testing of ideas and methods in
a number of different models
easy access of data for persons
entering this field
An excelled example for other partners
was introduced by Chris Johnston
from University of Utah.
are in a process to provide their software and some model data in the net.
Other partners may provide they data
as well - lesser contributions than that of the utah group is wellcomed.
The software and model web pages of
RGI will be updated during the autumn.
2) Establishing a project
of "electric human man"
We would like to thank all the people contributing to the scientific and
The urgent need for complete data set
including dynamic anatomy and measurements of
physiological functions from a one
individual was acknowledged.
For the development and validation
of models a solid and complete database is lacking.
In the meeting the dream database
for heart modelers was formulated including:
possibly a patient with WPW-syndrome
body surface ECG
endocardial ECG mapping data
MR image set of the whole thorax with
a number of sets from various time instances of the heart beat
3D-ultrasound of the blood and heart movements
bioimpedance measurements such as impedance
tomography for establishing studies of tissue impedance
exact site of the extra pathway
The partners of were eager to promote
such a concept. However, the project have a number of practical and
possibly ethical problems
Professor Olav von Ramm from Duke University
and Professor Olav Dössel from Karsruhe promised to do a
survey regarding the possibilities
to organize the measurements and the possible ethical problems
Next meeting in international level will be organized in Cardio
Model 2000 in Karlsruhe, October 2001.
A larger meeting where most of the partners are expected will be
organized in IEEE/EMBS 2001, Istanbul, Turkey