The School of Simulation and Visualization is very excited to take part in the upcoming Visualising Medical Heritage and Innovation – Meet the Experts session being held all day on March 16th alongside our long time partners from the Glasgow Universty’s Anatomy Facility.
This will be a great opportunity to talk to the scientists and software developers working in this field, and see first hand some of the technology SimVis is currently using. We will also have some of our projects on hand, including our recent work with Haptic Motor Skills Training for Liver Biopsy Procedures, which combines cutting edge Virtual Reality and Haptic technologies, and an Interactive Educational Canine Anatomy explorer, which uses touch-table technology to allow you to explore the skeletal anatomy of man’s best friend – for a truly ‘hands on’ experience!
There will also be additional historical and cultural artifacts being presented from the Royal College of Physicians Heritage, which you can find out about from their Blog.
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 Tech4Good2015 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.
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.
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