Creation of digital bones collection with anatomically correct and optimized 3D models

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation


The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia states that the education sector should be modernized to ensure a contemporary, individualized, and more open learning process, by introducing and developing advance digital solutions and learning tools.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia notes that the successful implementation of digital solutions should be supported by the creation of various digital platforms and tools, both nationally and internationally.
Visualization, as well as printing of various anatomical 3D objects, has already found its implementation in different medical spheres in Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Institute of Stomatology, “Baltic3D” and Riga Technical University “Dizaina fabrika”, where models are being used for prosthetic manufacturing, tissue engineering, surgery planning, in disease diagnosis, simulation of procedures and education.
In the world and Latvia, as the volume of 3D data increases, there is a growing demand for storing 3D models in a specific environment where they can be easily accessed.
The biggest and of freely available databases with 3D models, such as “Thingiverse”, “Instructables” or “Cults”, do not contain anatomically correct structures and models should be modified and optimizes before 3D printing.
The human bone system and its structures contain a large amount of information with the ability to qualitatively prepare a specific structure for 3D printing and use it as an effective tool for teaching and learning anatomy in medical study programs, but the shape and design of the model can affect drastically the quality of obtained knowledge.
Period24 Mar 2021
Event titleRSU Research week 2021: Knowledge for Use in Practice
Event typeConference
LocationRīga, LatviaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • 3D
  • 3D printing
  • segmentation
  • bones
  • Meshmixer
  • Slicer
  • Meshlab
  • digital library