"Hypercosm's real advantages for the medical market are three-fold", explained Dr. Higgins. "Its file size compression with lossless image quality, security encryption, and unlimited interactivity result in a user's ability to perform in real-time examples such as probe control to move a blood vessel aside during a prosection, or user control of the forearm to visualize muscle deformation and movement. From the molecular to gross levels of spatial human morphology, the applications are almost limitless. Interactive 3D visualization, medical procedural training, and anatomical atlas capabilities are all within the range of this exceptional technology."
Dr. Higgins will also oversee an impressive Medical Advisory Board consisting of recognized experts in a range of fields. The Advisory Board contains experts from clinical, scientific domains and the learning sciences to help guide the strategy of Hypercosm. They range from Bioinformatics experts such as Dr. Brian Athey at the University of Michigan School of Medicine to Dr. Bruce Jarrell, Dean at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Also joining the new Hypercosm Medical Group is Nancy Fraker, Hypercosm's Director of Business Development for the Southeast Region, and Jennifer Sieck, a nationally recognized medical graphics artist. "Quality Web-based 3D interactive distance learning is now a reality", remarked Nancy Fraker. "Telemedicine is just one area where Hypercosm will create a major impact. The small file sizes are ideal for content delivery to remote locations and for disaster planning."
Hypercosm focuses on 3D interactive content creation and tools for high fidelity realistic simulation, training and Web-based 3D visualization. Their medically trained content development team is backed with a suite of software tools, including:
- Hypercosm Teleporter for efficiently exporting 3D models and animations from 3ds MaxT into Hypercosm Web deployable applets, evaluation available at: http://www.hypercosm.com/download/teleporter/index.html
- Hypercosm Studio, a text-based authoring environment for scripting unlimited behaviours and user interactions into 3D content, evaluation available at: http://www.hypercosm.com/download/studio/index.html
- Hypercosm Player, a free viewer that integrates with standard Web browsers for displaying Hypercosm applets, downloadable from http://www.hypercosm.com/download/player/index.html