Sur-FACE – A patient information app for facial surgery

Update: Yeshwanth published a paper based on the work detailed below. Details have been added to the bottom of the page.

For his MSc Dissertation, recent student Yeshwanth Pulijala worked with Prof. Ayoub of the Glasgow Dental Hospital on a patient information app, for patients considering orthognathic facial surgery. Orthognathic surgery is a procedure that involves dental, orthodontic and surgical treatments for the correction of facial deformities and the procedure can result a range of side effects with e.g. swelling or numbness that takes some time to settle.

Surface from yeshwanth pulijala on Vimeo.

The app is an excellent example of how medical visualisation can be applied to help patients as well as surgeons and doctors – and is a great practical example of the range of skills that are covered in the MSc In Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy.

Yesh was recently highlighted in a student diary on the Medical Artist Resource blog, and you can see his full portfolio here

For more details on MSc in Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy, click here. (Offered jointly by The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Glasgow, taught at the DDS & the Laboratory of Human Anatomy)

Update: This work was presented at the 2014 meeting of the Serious Games Development and Applications conference:

Yeshwanth Pulijala, Minhua Ma, 2014. “Sense: An Interactive Learning Application That Visualises the Nerve Supply of Face.” Serious Games Development and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.8778, 2014, pp 59-67

Browse world heritage with CyArk

CyArk is an international non-profit organization which is aiming to create a free, 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.

The DDS, along with Historic Scotland through the CDDV partnership has been contributing to CyArk through The Scottish Ten project – digitising heritage sites here in Scotland and internationally.

This week, with help from Microsoft, CyArk relaunched their website with fantastic interactive views of many of the world heritage sites already digitised. The new site looks fantastic, and being able to browse many of the heritage sites in 3D right in the web-browser is a very nice touch. Also fantastic that all three projects featured on the home page are from The Scottish Ten – Mount Rushmore, Rani Ki Vav and the Sydney Opera House.

Browsing the projects, you’ll also find other Scottish Ten sites – Scottish sites including Stirling Castle, St. Kilda, neolithic Orkney. and a further international site – The Eastern Qing tombs in China.

Eastern Qing Tombs
Eastern Qing Tombs, China. Captured and modelled by CDDV (Historic Scotland and DDS, The Glasgow School of Art)

Go, browse, enjoy!

(And if you like this kind of thing… details on our International Heritage Visualisation course can be found here)