This page highlights the current work being carried out at the University of Bradford into the digitisation of human skeletal remains.
This innovative work draws together data collected via 3D laser scanning, CT scans and high resolution photography, along with more traditional recording methods, clinical descriptions and historical illustrations to create web-accessible archives of photo-realistic digital 3D models of human remains.
This work aims to conserve resources that are otherwise under threat from damage whist opening up the material in its digital form to clinicians, medical trainees, medical historians, archaeologists, osteologists and palaeopathologists worldwide, as well as enriching the public understanding of anatomy and medical science.
Last year we carried out a pilot project 'From Cemetery to Clinic' and are currently undertaking 'Digitised Diseases' which builds upon pilot as we develop our data capture methods and experiment with innovative ways of delivering the 3d models online. following on from 'From Cemetery to Clinic' we have set up new partnerships, broadening the scope of the collections to include Museum of London Archaeology and Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Please click on the projects icons below to explore further, please also follow our progress via Twitter:@digidiseases, or keep up-to-date via the project blog, or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have recently presented at (AAPA info, Oregon) and the European Palaeopathology Association in Lille.