Biomedical Visualisation

Volume 1

  • Paul M. Rea

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1120)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sean W. Hauze, Helina H. Hoyt, James P. Frazee, Philip A. Greiner, James M. Marshall
    Pages 1-13
  3. Amy Webster, Matthieu Poyade, Paul Rea, Lorna Paul
    Pages 83-96
  4. Ishan Dixit, Samantha Kennedy, Joshua Piemontesi, Bruce Kennedy, Claudia Krebs
    Pages 107-119
  5. Ronja Struck, Sara Cordoni, Sofia Aliotta, Laura Pérez-Pachón, Flora Gröning
    Pages 121-130
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-132

About this book


This edited volume explores the use of technology to enable us to visualise the life sciences in a more meaningful and engaging way. It will enable those interested in visualisation techniques to gain a better understanding of the applications that can be used in imaging and analysis, education, engagement and training.

The reader will be able to explore the utilisation of technologies from a number of fields to enable an engaging and meaningful visual representation of the life sciences. This use of technology-enhanced learning will be of benefit for the learner, trainer, in patient care and the wider field of education and engagement.

By examining a range of techniques in image capture (photogrammetery, stereophotogrammetry, microphotogrammetry and autostereoscopy), this book will showcase the wide range of tools we can use. Researchers in this field will be able to find something suitable to apply to their work to enhance user engagement through improved visual means using the technologies we have available to us today.

It will highlight the uses of these technologies to examine many aspects of the human body, and enable improved ways to enhance visual and tactile learning, including 3D printing. By demonstrating co-design processes, working directly with the end-stage users (including patients), it will also highlight successes in adopting tools like hand motion tracking rehabilitation for patients with conditions like multiple sclerosis.

The book will also discuss the applications of immersive environments including virtual, augmented and mixed reality. The ultimate aim is to show how, by using these tools, we can enhance communication, mobile applications, health literacy and illustration of both normal and pathological processes in the body. By applying a wide range of tools and technologies, this volume will highlight the wide range of applications in education, training and learning both for students and faculty, but also for patient care and education.

Therefore, the work presented here can be accessed by a wide range of users from faculty and students involved in the design and development of these processes, by examining the pedagogy around these technologies. Importantly, it presents material, which will be of benefit for the patient, engaging them to become more involved with techniques like physiotherapy. 


Computing technology Photogrammetry Virtual and augmented reality 3D printing e-tutorial

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul M. Rea
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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