En Es Gr Ro

What is ORTHO-eMAN?

The rate of success in diagnosis and treatment is directly proportional to the amount of clinical accumulated experience. This learning principle is directly applied to the field of orthopedics, where intensive training with new technologies is required. In the meantime engineering is facing a challenge by development of a new field, biomedical engineering (application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field). The present project seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, by creating a new e-learning environment for human motion analysis. For this reason, the project aims to offer to orthopedic doctors and engineers interested in medical field, a common learning tool, with interdisciplinary approaches using learning methodologies and experience from previous EU project, recte The e-MedI – Virtual Medical School. The main result of this project was a web-based training environment, utilizing a multimodal breast imaging paradigm. Our transfer of innovation refers to the transfer of valorised results of previous EU project towards other geographical and professional environment (new countries, new institutions, new target group, new languages, and new fields) with added value in quality and quantity of information developing a European dimension in image acquisition and human motion analysis.

    The main objective of the project consist in developing of a web-based e-training platform which is interprofessional in outlook, interdisciplinary in approach, intercultural in background, interactive in design and international in scope. The project's Internet training platform provide a repository of training material with real clinical case studies using digital imaging and accompanying notes, an interactive multimedia database system containing full reports on patients receiving orthopedic treatment.

    The main outcome is a Virtual Training & Communication Center ORTHO-eMAN for innovative education - on-line education and training material accessed via a standard web browser, which provides an integrated on-line learning environment. It will be used as a method of dynamic distribution of course information, but with innovative and more interactive uses, by including a lifelong learning platform consisting of three main components: (a) E-Learning, (b) E-Communicating and (c) E-Mentoring.

    The foreseeable impact is that there will be visible benefits accruing from the collaboration of organizations across national borders, concrete opportunities for transnational, interdisciplinary, transfer of knowledge and experience.

* This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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