Creative Industries

Glasgow School of Art hosts one of Europe’s largest labs for 3D visualisation, and the Savalas Dolby Premier Studio at Film City is one of only three in the UK.

3D Definitive Human: Head and Neck viewer

The project: 3D Definitive Human: Head and Neck viewer

A fully interactive and medically validated 3D viewer for head and neck anatomy, a pioneering collaborative project between the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art and NHS Education for Scotland.

The challenge: To develop the most accurate anatomical model of the human head and neck in the world combined with a suite of innovative tools for user interaction providing risk-free simulation and training.

The purpose: To create the definitive model of human head and neck anatomy to improve patient care, enhance knowledge and skills amongst medical professionals, as well as to increase efficiency and productivity in healthcare and enable remote learning. The viewer will have considerable potential for exploitation by the Health Sciences sector in global markets.

The people: The Glasgow School of Art team consists of, Professor Anderson, director of the Digital Design Studio, Paul Rea, licensed teacher of anatomy and a project development team. The organisations involved are The Digital Design Studio, The University of Glasgow, The Fulbright Commission, The Centre for Health Science and a Clinical Advisory Panel.

The outcomes:The project delivered its aims of constructing the world’s most accurate and detailed anatomical model of the human head and neck, using state-of-the-art data acquisition techniques (laser-scanning/CT/MRI), combined with advanced, real-time 3D modelling skills and interactive visualisation expertise.

The impact: The 3D Head and Neck dataset is acknowledged by academic and NHS educators to be an immensely valuable asset as a core adjunct to traditional methods of anatomy teaching. This innovative learning technology is a key part of the overall strategy of NHS Education for Scotland to provide leading edge support for the education and training of dentists, doctors, nurses, surgeons and the full range of allied health professionals in all biomedical sciences.

This case study was published in May 2014

 

 

What’s happening

This is a living, breathing website with regular updates on news, blogs and events. It’s the place to come back to again and again if you want to know what’s happening in the science and technology world in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Subscribe to keep up to date on our latest news, blog posts and events.

News

   

Glasgow SME wins prestigious physics startup prize

Novosound, the fast-growing Scottish SME and developer of a ground-breaking technique to mass-manufa...

Read more...


Study reveals dementia risk in former professional footballers

A landmark study led by the University of Glasgow has revealed the first major insights into lifelon...

Read more...


Strathclyde quantum technology partnership secures £4.6m

A University of Strathclyde-led quantum technology partnership, which is aiming to develop some of t...

Read more...

Blog

   

Grounds to create global change

To mark International Zero Waste Week Scott Kennedy, co-founder of Revive Eco and member of Industri...

Read more...


Learning to fuel the growth of a more sustainable world

Rachel Clark from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) encourages students into s...

Read more...


Glasgow City Region – a new European City Region of Innovation

Glasgow City Region is emerging as a new European City Region of Innovation. Kevin Rush, Director of...

Read more...

Events

   

Apollo 11

Documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with never-before-seen footage an...

Read more...


Science Lates: Fright Night

Halloween-themed adults-only night, which explores the science of blood and organ dissection. Fancy ...

Read more...


Offshore Wind Hackathon

Energy technology hackathon and networking event with a prize pot available. UK-based small business...

Read more...

previous post next post