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Saturday, May 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3D Anatomical Models - Virtual and Physical

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NOTE TO ALL ATTENDEES: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED - THE PRESENTER HAD AN UNEXPECTED SITUATION ARISE AND WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HIM BY E-MAIL FOR AN UPDATE ON THIS WORK.  SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

This project provides students in multiple health care professions with access to virtual and physical anatomical models based on medical imaging data. Goals for this project include:
1) Generating virtual 3D models from medical image data (CT, MRI) using commerically-available software,
2) Converting virtual models for use in Augmented Reality (AR) and/or Virtual Reality (VR) settings,
3) Producing physical 3D models of anatomical structures and VR viewers using a 3D printer, and
4) Generating 3D printed molds to allow rapid and inexpensive replication of physical 3D models.

Providing the anatomically-correct models in various formats should serve to address varying student learning preferences as students can explore structures using a variety of methods. An additional proposed benefit is that generation of 3D models (both virtual and physical) from medical images will enhance student ability to mentally synthesize individual 2D medical images into 3D structures as they will have access to both.

Leveraging the ability of 3D printers to produce molds as well as original models, and VR viewers that can be used by any student with a compatible mobile phone, we can remove temporal and spatial constraints typically imposed upon students as they learn about these structures.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Fedel

Frank Fedel

Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Mr. Fedel has been using 3D technology for many years to produce both virtual and physical versions of new product prototypes, educational models, works of art, and molds for casting parts. His students built two of the fourteen 3D printers in his Orthotics and Prosthetics R&D La... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom E