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Visual Display of Quantitative Information
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Is there a way to use virtual reality or manipulate images so that a doctor visiting a booth can have a "hands on" experience with a case study or float around a mechanism of action to get a real "feel" for it. There are meetings that use people but it's not always suitable to do so because of privacy issues etc.
Would there be a way to make this information come alive? But not be alive.
I go back all the way to 3D movies at the movie theater and I guess I'm trying to recreate some of that but in a modern, utilitarian way.
Thank you so very much.
-- Norma-Jeanne Hennis (email)
3D medical animation is an excellent way to depict mechanism of action of drugs or medical devices (devices of any kind, for that matter), as well as showing disease pathophysiology. I am a cardiologist who has a keen interest in the area and I've worked with many companies to create such animations. Please take a look at my website: www.animationmd.com for many samples. I'd love to hear your comments.
-- Edward Perper (email)
Thanks, Doctor. Pretty interesting.
Much of the movie appeared useful -- showing the "trus" structure of the shunt, for example.
However, the music did not add anything useful, and it adds to the bandwidth to download the movie. Better would be a voice over describing what we're looking at. For example, I knew what the shunt was because I know what that is, but somebody else might not know, and could even think they're looking at the structure of the blood vessel itself.
Also, the labels, while useful, were **sometimes** hard to read. They could be larger, and maybe stay up longer.
-- Kent Karnofski (email)