Natural interactions for medical image analysis

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Microsoft Surface for medical applications

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I found two medical related projects for the Microsoft Surface table.

This one was shown at CES 2009. It’s a tool for medical education. It seems like a lot of revolutionary projects in the medical field are done for education (see my post about HeartWorks and the VisualBody). I guess its because real medical applications have to follow a lot of restrictions and need to be carefully tested.

Like HeartWorks, this project also utilizes tangible interactive objects. In this case its a physical model of a brain that can be placed on the table to enrich the brain model with digital data. Of course they use multitouch, all kinds of online communications and information from the cloud.  Also they show a flexible display. That’s cool, but doens’t really make sense.

VitraView by InterKnowlogy is the second medical project for Microsoft Surface I’ve found.

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January 30, 2009 at 16:41

Anatomy Education Applications (and Illustrations)

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Anatomy illustrations are widely used in medical education and as far as I know Radiologists use them to identify diseases. Looking at medical illustrations and education practices is interesting for this project. In medical illustrations people thought about how they illustrate the human body to show specific important things they want to tell you about. In my opinion a goal of the development of medical scans is to reach the quality of medical illustrations (generated by a computer). This would probably make the work of Radiologists much easier. There is a ton of information about medical illustrations out there…  So I close the research on this topic for now.

A thought that came to my mind while looking at all the fascinating illustrations: What if medical scans would have such a high resolution that they could display individual cells or even atoms?

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Medi-Mation – Medical & Scientific Visualization

Following you’ll find 3 interactive educational tools for human anatomy. They show interesting ways how to visualize the human body and also some nice interface ideas how to view it.

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Written by Jannes

January 28, 2009 at 11:10