USING MULTI-SCALE MODELLING FOR NEW TREATMENTS OF OSTEOARTHRITIC JOINTS


@ Modelathon 2018 -  A symposium and modelling competition Find out more and register now


Pioneering workshop on the resilience of complex engineering systems hosted at the University of Sheffield


A joint event by MultiSim and the ENCORE network Find out more 


Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine


The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine has been created to achieve the scientific ambition behind the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), producing a transformational impact on healthcare.  Find out more


An introduction to our research


Focused on the human musculoskeletal system but designed as a generic platform to address other engineering challenges that involve multi-scale modelling, unobservable states and variables and uncertainty. Find out more


Background

MultiSim is a £6.7 million EPSRC Frontier Engineering Award project based  at the University of Sheffield's Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. This five year multidisciplinary project started on 1st September 2013 involving academics from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare. MultiSim's vision is to develop a modelling framework focused on the h...

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Publications

MultiSim’s research on the strength of children’s bones could help in the design of safer car seats

MultiSim’s research on the strength of children’s bones could help in the design of safer car seats

New research from MultiSim's academics based at Insigneo and Sheffield Children's hospitals looks into the strength of children's bones which could help in the design of safer car seats. The first study of...
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Validation of calcaneus trabecular microstructure measurements by HR-pQCT

Validation of calcaneus trabecular microstructure measurements by HR-pQCT

In the clinical management of osteoporosis, the most common bone disease that is associated with reduced bone strength and increased risk of broken bones (fractures), it is useful to be able to assess bone stre...
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Precision of Digital Volume Correlation Approaches for Strain Analysis in Bone Imaged with Micro-Computed Tomography at Different Dimensional Levels

Precision of Digital Volume Correlation Approaches for Strain Analysis in Bone Imaged with Micro-Computed Tomography at Different Dimensional Levels

University of Sheffield's researchers are improving the assessment of deformation in bone tissue using "Digital Volume Correlation" (DVC) approach that is considered a state-of-the-art image-processing techniqu...
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Our goals and aspirations

Professor Marco Viceconti, Executive Director of Insigneo
“The long term vision of in silico medicine will not be fulfilled without a drastic improvement to our ability to model living organisms from the molecule to the whole body. MultiSim research program represents a quantum leap in this direction.”
Dr Claudia Mazzà , Director of MultiSim
“MultiSim wants to bring the most advanced engineering techniques to the service of the patient by working on clinically-ready solutions for the personalisation of healthcare.”