From The Theme
FUTURE OF CONTENT
What if learning about human anatomy and biology in today’s digital world was enriched by the ability to view and interact with 3D volumetric CT scans?
WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO
We made Stanford 3D high resolution anatomical CT scans available to middle and high school students through a web-based system and then evaluated students’ perception of the scans and the delivery system.
WHAT WE FOUND
Students and teachers indicated that they enjoyed the interactivity and the appearance of the 3D models, yet felt the system’s response time and user-friendliness were lacking. Third party videos demonstrating the various features of the system prior to use did not meet the instructional needs of the high school students. We found that a user friendly labeling function is needed for the pedagogical methods used to teach anatomy in secondary schools.
mediaX Research Project Update, Fall 2013
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Sakti Srivastava is an Associate Professor (Teaching), Surgery – Anatomy. His core interest is in combining computer technology and medicine for innovative applications. He has developed solutions for computer-aided instruction aimed at medical and allied health professionals including stereoscopic imagery, advanced 3D graphics, haptics, and simulations.
Alan Detton is Vice President of Anatomical Education at 3D4Medical and also head of anatomy at 3D4Medical. Previously he was an assistant professor and anatomy lecturer at Stanford University. Detton is a part of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Learning Skills Counselor at The University of California at San Diego.
W. Paul Brown is a Consulting Associate Professor, Surgery – Anatomy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been the Principal Investigator on 11 NIH grants involved with medical imaging, virtual reality and medical/dental surgical simulations and the development of curriculum authoring platforms.
Patricia Youngblood is a Consulting Associate Professor, Surgery – Anatomy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She has her PhD fron the University of North Carolina in Education, her MEd from the Univeristy of North Carolina in Educational Media & Instr Des and her MA from Columbia University Teachers College, in Educational Psychology.
Matt Hasel is Co-Founder and CEO of fusion.tech. Matt is a 25 year software and production veteran. For the past 5 years, Matt has been working at the Stanford School of Medicine as Production Manager. While at Stanford, he designed, developed and deployed customized learning apps for medical students, professors and residents.
Robert Chang was a Research and Development Engineer in the Division of Clinical Anatomy. He earned an MS in Statistics from Stanford University in 2012. He has worked as a Data Scientist at Twitter and AirBnB.
Matthew Stephens was a Research Assistant during this project in the Division of Clinical Anatomy. He is currently a Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago where his lab works on a wide variety of problems at the interface of Statistics and Genetics.