SUR-FACE patient information app

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

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