Project Objectives

SIFEM envisions the following research and innovation related activities:

-   to develop an Infostructure to semantically interlink a Finite Element (FE) tool and open-source supportive tools and libraries with the clinical knowledge, the available clinical and experimental data and a Model Repository in order to obtain more elaborate and reusable multi-scale models of the inner-ear

-   focus on different scales of the modelling and develop both geometry and mechanical models of the cochlea addressing micro-mechanics, fluid dynamics, electrical coupling and bone conduction (BC) sound vibration

-   archiving the available data and models as well as the existing biomedical information and available clinical knowledge in a Knowledge Base utilizing Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies

-   contribute to the VPH NoE toolkit with functional and validated models