Sim-e-Child is an FP7 EC funded STREP that is working to develop a grid-enabled platform for large scale simulations in paediatric cardiology, providing a collaborative environment for constructing and validating multi-scale and personalized models of a growing heart and vessels.
The project is establishing an international cooperation environment by linking the EC funded Health-e-Child project with leading institutions such as the American College of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University, Technical University of Munich, and Siemens Corporate Research. Sim-e-Child is an extension of the Health-e-Child platform that:
- Interconnects the Health-e-Child database with new data from two US multicenter studies;
- Enhances and expands the Health-e-Child heart model with existing models of the aorta, aortic valve and mitral valve, and with computational fluid dynamics;
- Integrates the Health-e-Child Gateway and Case Reasoner with versatile tools for simulation workflow composition and sharing of scientific experiments (SciPort).
The objective of the Sim-e-Child is to strengthen the impact of the Health-e-Child project by creating an international simulation and validation environment for paediatric cardiology, supported by integrated data repositories. The project will advance the state-of-the-art by providing comprehensive and patient specific models for the dynamic and longitudinal interactions occurring in the left heart, with a focus on the congenital aortic arch disease and repair.