Category Archives: Graduate Stories

Student nominations for BAFTA NewTalent Awards

Congratulations to DDS Grad Kevin Murray (MDes Sound for Moving Image, 2015) who has been nominated for a BAFTA Scotland NewTalent award for his short film “Paperclips” – created as part of his work for the MDes.

You can watch the film online here:

And congratulations also to Tommy Reilly (2014) who is nominated in the Composer category for his work “The Beholder”.

You can see the full list of nominees here.

'Sur-Face' rises to the Challenge of Healthcare Education

The First Joint International Conference on Serious Games, JCSG 2015, was held in Huddersfield, UK on June 3rd, and combined the SGDA (International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications) with the Conference on Serious Games’ GameDays.

During the two day event, past graduate student Yeshwanth Pulijala presented his work on Sur-Face, a mobile app on Orthognathic surgery education for patients, which was accompanied with a publication of his research in issue 9090 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

More details about the conference can be found here:!program/cl84

And Yeshwanth’s Sur-Face paper can be found here:

Congratulations to Yeshwanth and his colleagues for their publication and presentation! 

Vitória finds success with 3D printed bionics

Vitória Maurício, anatomical artist, 3D modeller, and graduate of the Masters degree in Medical Visualization and Human Anatomy, is now the lead designer and modeller at Open Bionics Ltd. – a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.  Her recent work challenged her to design a 3D printable hand that’s biomimetic (i.e.: looks and functions like  a human hand) and can be delivered to amputees in couple of days.

In recognition for her work, Vitória has been nominated for the Tech4Good 2015 Young People’s Award. The Digital Design Studio wishes her the best as a finalist for the award and would like to encourage everyone to support her. 

To vote for Vitória Maurício in this year’s People’s Award category, visit the Vote Now page, or follow @Tech4GoodAwards on Twitter and tweet using the hashtag #T4GVitóriaMaurício.

Best of Luck, Vitória!

DDS Grad Wins BAFTA Award

UPDATE: As an amendment to our previous story ‘DDS Grad snags BAFTA Nomination’, we would like to congratulate Kevin for winning this year’s BAFTA New Talent award! Well done!

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Recent MDes Sound for Moving Image graduate Kevin Walls has been nominated for this year’s The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)  Scotland New Talent Award for Sound for his short film “Identical”. We wish him all the best in the competition!

I’m utterly shocked to be nominated and I still can’t quite believe it. The film would not have been possible without the use of the exceptional facilities at the DDS or the support and guidance of Ronan and the team of lecturers on the MDes Sound for the Moving Image programme. I really can’t wait for the ceremony as it’ll be a great chance to network with some of the best new talent in the country and it’ll be a great opportunity to celebrate the three months of work that went into making“Identical”.

You can see Kevin’s film on his website, here.

Details about the BAFTA Scotland awards for new talent can be found at:

Visualisation of the Anterolateral Ligament

While most people might assume that the human body has been definitively mapped and modeled for many years by now, this is most certainly not the case. A great example of this is the anterolateral ligament (ALL), one of the ligaments of the knee, which despite being described by French surgeon Segond in 1879 has since been known by many names with no clear definition until very recently (work of Claes, et al. 2013).

On Thursday of this week, recent MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy student Craig Humphreys will be presenting his MSc work on visualising the ALL at the winter meeting of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists.

The implications of work like this can be significant – consider that most working physiotherapists will not have been taught about the ALL, and its effects on the normal movement of the knee. 3D visualisations can provide a useful training tool, not just for students but to help practitioners keep up to date with the latest findings and research explained in a highly applied and practical manner.

3D Printed Liver Model for Preoperative Planning

In January, recent DDS student Dr Marta Madurska will be giving a presentation on the work she completed earlier this year for the MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy. Marta investigated the use of 3D printing to support preoperative planning, a direct application of current visualisation technology to support her surgical work in the NHS.

Marta will be presenting her work next month to the 2015 meeting of the Society of Academic and Research Surgery, on the Wednesday of the meeting. More details on the SARS website, here.

Marta will also be presenting her work at the International Clinical Skills conference in Prato, Italy, in May 2015.

M Madurska (1), M Poyade (2), D Eason (3), P Rea (4), A Watson (1)
(1) Research and Development, NHS Highland Centre for Health Science, Inverness; (2) Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow; (3) Raigmore Hospital, Invernress, NHS Highland;
(4) University of Glasgow, Laboratory of Human Anatomy, Glasgow