Education and Training Case Study

Georgetown University Medical School was encountering dramatic decreases in the availability (and increases in cost) of cadavers for their extensive and comprehensive “hands on” training of human anatomy. The client needed to fill this void with a training solution that could support its existing curriculum.

Working in conjunction with leading, tenured professors and doctors at Georgetown, Bridgeborn created content that could be delivered via the web or used in the classroom as part of their curriculum. The training solution used Bridgeworks™ to power high fidelity, photo-realistic 3D renderings of the lower arm and hand. Using effects such as animations and dissolves, the deliverable taught students complex motions and movements (movements that would have been under the skin of a live subject and therefore, hidden) including pronation of the arm and flexion and extension of the hand. Interaction between the web page and the 3D scene allowed students to click on any term and have it highlight the appropriate portion of the 3D scene.

Bridgeborn's deliverable proved to be a cost effective way to supplement training on scarce and expensive cadavers. The interactive 3D scene was portable, could be infinitely replicated, and could demonstrate complex motions and movements that had historically proved to be difficult to teach or understand through text books and static, 2D content.