Visualising Medical Heritage and Innovation – Meet the Experts

Issued: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:40:00 GMT


Dr Paul Rea and members of the Anatomy Facility took part in the Visualising Medical Heritage and Innovation – Meet the Experts event at Glasgow Science Centre on Friday 16 March.

The event, held as part of British Science Week, marked a collaboration between the University of Glasgow’s Anatomy Facility, The Glasgow School of Art, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Glasgow Science Centre.

The six stalls present on the day represented a journey from the medicine and surgery hundreds of years ago, to the exciting new technologies used to save lives today.

Exhibits showed how visualisation techniques such as 3D photography, 2D VR models, gaming and animation, can unlock the stories of scientific innovation, the evolution of medical and surgical care, and the latest advances in anatomy teaching.

The event offered a fantastic opportunity to highlight the amazing work done on student projects on the Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy MSc course – a collaboration between the Laboratory of Human Anatomy and Glasgow School of Art’s School of Simulation and Visualisation.

It also looked back upon Glasgow’s rich medical heritage through world-famous figures such as Joseph Lister and David Livingstone, and how their innovations have paved the way for the latest innovations in surgical care.

Most importantly, it offered a diverse audience, including school children, an opportunity to come and talk to medical historians, artists, surgeons, and anatomists to discover the innovations that have shaped healthcare practice as we know it.