Category Archives: Medical

Apply now for Masters Study in Games & VR, Sound, Heritage, Medical Vis

Apply now for final places on Masters study at GSA’s Digital Design Studio.

We currently still have a small number of places available on our Masters programmes for study starting this September:

More on how to apply on the GSA website.

Enquiries to a.mcallister@gsa.ac.uk

 

DDS Showcased on STV's "Alive at Five"

The DDS was given an opportunity to strut its stuff for Scotland’s biggest daily magazine show “Alive at Five” on STV, and show off some of our recent research work in 3D visualisation, haptic design, and medical/ historical digital recreation.

Laser scan of plaster casts
Laser scan of plaster casts in one of the 1st floor studios

A key highlight of our recent work has been digitising and creating an interactive walkthrough of the GSA’s own Macintosh Building, which  was badly damaged in a fire in 2014. This work is now being used to help inform and support the building’s restoration.

Watch it online here.

DDS has developed technology for using Haptic Devices in medical simulations
DDS has developed technology for using Haptic Devices in medical simulations

Open Evening: February 2016

Open Evening at Digital Design Studio, Wednesday 17 February 2016

An opportunity to visit the Digital Design Studio here at Pacific Quay, Glasgow and chat with the lecturers involved with our Masters programmes:

  • MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy
  • M.Des in Sound for the Moving Image
  • MSc in Visualisation (International Heritage)
  • MSc in Visualisation (Serious Games and Virtual Reality)

Academic Staff will be available from 1730hrs to 1930hrs that evening to meet with students interested in these programmes.  Additionally we will include a short demonstration of our 3D capability in our purpose-built laboratory early in the evening.

More information here.

Finally a Reality: Real Problems, Virtual Solutions

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Paul Chapman, Deputy Director of the DDS, takes us on a journey describing how immersive systems, virtual reality, and computer graphics have progressed over the years. Paul also describes a ground-breaking international 3D scanning project and the creation of an immersive Battle of Bannockburn experience. This work is in collaboration with our colleagues at Historic Scotland.

Paul Chapman at TEDx Heriott Watt University

'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:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/schools/artdesignandarchitecture/events/thejointconferenceonseriousgames/

http://seriousgames.wix.com/2015#!program/cl84

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

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-19126-3_3

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!

Hot off the press: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

Read all about it!

An article about the MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy has just been published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, written by a former student (Lauren Clunie) along with the programme leaders from GSA (Daniel Livingstone) and Glasgow University (Paul Rea).

This is testament to the innovative partnership between the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow and the Digital Design Studio, The Glasgow School of Art. This collaboration began with research into creating a highly detailed and accurate 3D visualisation of the head and neck (and soon the whole human body). Over the past few years, many of the students on the MSc course have published their Masters work at international conferences and in journals – testament to the programme and the close collaboration between two leading institutions.

The 3D Head and Neck Model
Part of the 3D Definitive Human

Note: The Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine is the journal of the Institute of Medical Illustrators. The MSc is accredited by the IMI.

Announcement! Introducing part-time Masters

Updated 7th May 2015:

You may remember our post last week about how here at the DDS we’ve been working on preparing part-time options on all of our Masters programmes and pathways.

The paperwork has progressed through several layers of approval and committee, and now we are very pleased to announce that it is official! We now offer part-time study for entry in September 2015.

The part-time option will be available for:
MDes Sound for the Moving Image
MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy (with Glasgow University)
MSc International Heritage Visualisation
MSc Serious Games Development*

We will be offering part-time on a day-release mode, with part-time students working alongside full-time students. Part-time students should expect to attend classes two days per week (with some flexibility where possible around work commitments) for the autumn and spring terms. The core-research skills class will be offered as a blended learning (part on-campus, part online) course during the summer between the two years of part-time study – we’ll be arranging a special delivery of the Academic Skills class just for part-time students for this.

We’ve had a number of enquiries for part-time study over the years, and we are excited that this will allow a wider range of students the opportunity to study with us at The Glasgow School of Art.

For more information and how to apply click here.

*And while we are here… the paperwork is also in progress for a minor name change on the Serious Games masters – more on that in a following post!

Supercharging the Innovation Engine

DDS Deputy Director Dr Paul Chapman recently presented at BioCity Scotland’s April 28th Supercharging the Innovation Engine event.

This two day conference brought together leaders at the cutting edge of innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and for making new connections. Paul’s presentation on computer graphics and its application to Pharmacy and Dentistry was pretty well received. Other talks covered topics included creative thinking, bridging the university-industry gap and how partnership working is essential to driving innovation forward at strategic and practical levels. More information on the event can be found at Supercharging the Innovation Engine.

Funded Masters Study

There are a number of places available for funded Masters study at the Digital Design Studio for study in 2015-16.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early to try to secure these places!

On all programmes there are a number of SFC (Scottish Funding Council) fee-waivers available – these cover the full costs of fees for Scottish (ordinarily resident in Scotland, not Scottish by birth!) and EU citizens. Additionally, there are a number of scholarships available – these vary, but mostly cover a portion of fees.

Notable this year are British Council supported GREAT scholarships which make a significant contribution to fees for students from India.

We currently still have limited funded places available on all of the Masters programmes:

You can learn more about the SFC funding here, and scholarships here.