H-unique, In search of uniqueness - harnessing anatomical hand variation

About this activity

H-unique is a five year, €2.5m programme of research that will be the first multimodal automated interrogation of visible hand anatomy, through analysis and interpretation of human variation via images. It is an interdisciplinary project, supported by anatomists, anthropologists, geneticists, bioinformaticians, image analysts and computer scientists. 


To help with this research the project shortly be calling on 5,000 ‘citizen scientists’ to contribute images to the world’s first searchable database of the anatomy and variations of the human hand. To register an interest in this exciting initiative please contact the team at the University of Lancaster.


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