expertise

Cardiovascular

 

 

Working closely with clinical experts, we produce  animation for both open heart and transvascular devices. Device training videos, which are enhanced by animation are an expedient method of clinician advisement.

Endovascular

 

 

 

Stenting in peripheral, central, and neural vasculature, as well as clot retrieval, deployment of aneurism coils, and atherectomy.

Orthopedics

 

 

 

 

The advantages of 3D graphics for orthopedics rest squarely upon its ability to convey detail and subtlety. A model can be examined from precise angles which correspond directly to OR visualizations, and any other angle needed to convey a procedure or a novel device interacting with tissue. Additionally, models can be adjusted to reflect any pathology, to further define the context in which a device is showcased.

Opthalmology

 

 

 

The field of Opthomology is changing at warp speed, and it has been our great honor to work on 3D visualization for both AAO and Experimental Physics at Stanford.

Additionally, we have done animations for retinal implantation and ocular electro-stim devices.

Gastrointestinal

 

 

 

We have experience in bariatrics, laproscopy, robotics, NOTES, capsule colonoscopy, and traditional open techniques.

Clinical

 

How, exactly is your device to be deployed, articulated, actuated? What button depressed, and when? What wheel turned, and when? What are the egonomic indicators? What can go wrong with deployment?

And most critically, what is happening in correspondence to actuation at the distal end of the device?

 

All of these questions can be precisely answered in a view of use animation. When clinician training stands between your device and its adoption as the standard of care, the view of use animation is critical. 

In some cases, the view of use animation can be used in concert with a live video of the procedure. But if only one can be used, the view of use animation is clearer by any measure.

Line Drawing

 

 

There are timese when line drawing is the most appropriate approach. For IFUs, for example, the real estate of the printed document is best served by concise line drawing.

Patent Figures.

 

 

Is your IP in order? Patent figures, when done correctly, can often inform the storyline of of an animation. When done early enough in the patent prosecution, they can enable the patent writing process, effectively creating a storyboard for the claims . This is our goal with any set of patent figures; that is, to tell a story. We have been creating patent figures since the early 1990's with a particular emphasis on medical patents. As is often the case, prototypes lag concepts.  Happily, patent figures can be created from the concepts themselves, absent hard prototypes. In addition, iterations inherent in the figuration process can stimulate new lines of inquiry. Patent figures for our clients can ultimately enable the entire process of product realization, funding, marketing,

and education. 

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