Tuesday, October 02, 2007

IBM uses 3D imaging to visualise patient records

Takes "graphical" user interface to a whole new level. SV

Researchers at IBM have developed new visualisation software that will allow doctors to view personal medical records on an animated human body.

Developed at IBM’s Zurich Research Lab, the Anatomic and Symbolic Mapper Engine (ASME) uses an avatar – a 3D representation of the human body – to allow doctors to see where a patient has injuries from their medical records.

Using the software, doctors can click on a particular part of the illustrated body and retrieve medical records with relevant information about any problems in this particular part.

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