Since 1999, the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has been collaborating with the SUMMIT group at the Stanford University Medical School on a project funded by the National Library of Medicine initiative to develop applications of the Next Generation Internet. The goal of this initiative is to demonstrate applications that require quality-of-service levels not attainable through the commercial internet and to help define the characteristics required of a next generation internet.

The project has focused on applications that support medical education. The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has been responsible for developing applications that support anatomical education as well as critical middleware components.

Information Channels The Information Channels framework provides a mechanism for organizing, advertising and discovering the various data streams provided and consumed by the various client and server applications.
Immersive Segmentation This is a client/server application that provides the user with a visually and computationally immersive environment for visualizing and segmenting large volumetric data sets. This work was begun at the NASA Ames Research Center Biocomputation Laboratory during the summer of 1997.
Remote Stereo Viewer This application provides interactive access to large collections of volumetric images using a QTVR style interface. Each image collection consists of images of a single object and is organized into a multidimensional array. The primary dimension of the array consists of full rotation images of the object. Other dimensions may correspond to alternative views of the object.
Nomadic Anatomy This application provides interactive access to volumetric data sets from a handheld computer such as the Compaq iPaq PocketPC.
Network Handshake This application was developed to explore the possibility of effective coordination of physical movements between remotely separated users. The application slaves together two or more haptics devices such as the Phantom (SensAble Technologies).
Weather Stations A prototype system to measure network characteristics between application endpoints. This system is being extended to support

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