Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction


PIPER : Public release and final workshop April 25 in Paris

The beta testing phase is now over (thanks to all the testers) and the PIPER consortium is actively preparing the public release of the PIPER software tools and PIPER child models.

A final project event will be held in Paris on April 25 at the CCFA (on the top of the Champs Elysées, near Arc de Triomphe) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

During the full day event, an overview of the project results, software and model capability will be provided, along with interactive demos.
Announcements will also be made regarding the Open Source activities beyond PIPER and an open discussion will held on that topic.
The detailed agenda will be provided soon.

Attendance is free of charge but you need to inform us of your participation so that we can plan for the logistics.
Please let us know by completing the registration form here if you plan to join. You can also tell us which themes are of particular interest to you.

Preliminary list of themes to be covered:

PIPER software framework:

•    Overview and framework philosophy
•    Metadata files: how to import other human body model? What is available?
•    Workflows for positioning and personalizing: descriptions and demo
•    Supporting modules / tools: real time physics based positioning, Kriging interpolation, contour deformation, anthropometric predictors, body section changer, spine curvature predictor, transformation smoother, parameter modifier, python scripting…
•    Example of applications with GHBMC models and Thums

PIPER scalable child model:
•    Description, performance, validation matrix
•    Continuous age scaling approach, change of anthropometry
•    Examples of applications with PIPER

PIPER Open Source project: status and future…
•    Licensing scheme: what is the meaning of the licenses? What can I do or not?
•    Vision for the future of the PIPER tools and model
•    Online home and collaboration tools: Where? Who? What? How?
•    Possible future work and roadmap. How could I contribute?

Licensing plan

The PIPER consortium has now selected licenses for the deliverables of the PIPER project.

All deliverables will be released under Open Source licenses at the end of the project (April 30, 2017). The licenses selected ensure that the software and models will remain Open and freely accessible for all (including both academic and commercial users). They will allow contributions by anyone such that the software and models can keep evolving. The licenses are also compatible with a commercial service business model.

More specifically:

Discussions are ongoing with commercial models owners regarding the distribution of the metadata required to import their models in the software framework.