Saturday, December 22, 2007

Argosy: Virtually Human Serious Games

Serious Games challenging us discover human body like never before


Via: Argosy Publishing and Argosy Medical Animation - Serious Games to discover human body like never before

Argosy Publishing is an award-winning provider of content and technology to the medical, pharmaceutical, scientific, consumer products, television, and educational communities.


When it comes to transforming content so it can seamlessly shift between print, web and portable devices, Argosy is the is the ideal choice as a forward-thinking information provider.

Argosy's medical animation, illustration, and programming style and methodologies have produced outstanding results for clients for the past 16 years.
Argosy’s suite of services includes animation, Flash and interactive production, on-line learning, content development, and programming (XML, HTML, Java, and C++).


Hypertension


Argosy’s seasoned staff of Medical illustrators and animators is lead by their visual director who has a master’s degree in medical illustration from Johns Hopkins University. He has over 20 years of experience developing complex bio-medical productions.


Their clients include: Pfizer, Kimberly-Clark, Pearson, Novartis, McGraw-Hill, Eli Lilly, Thomson, Reed Elsevier, Abbot Labs, Houghton Mifflin, Astrazeneca, and Genentech to name a few.


Team members’ backgrounds include a BFA in Medical Illustration from The Cleveland Institute of Art/Case Western Reserve University in addition to a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD; and multiple BAs from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Medical Illustration.


Virtual Cell Tour


Osteoporosis


Nicotine


Angioplasty


The Visible Body


Argosy's Visible Body is a most comprehensive human anatomy visualization tool. This entirely Web-delivered application offers an unparalleled understanding of the human body. The Visible Body includes over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organs and systems of the human body.


The Visible Body consists of highly detailed, anatomically accurate, 3D models of all human body systems. The models were developed by an extensively trained team with decades of experience in medical illustration and biomedical visualization. All anatomical content has been reviewed for accuracy by our panel of experts, including physicians and anatomists. The beta release includes content covered in an undergraduate-level Anatomy and Physiology course. Years of modeling and enhancement make it the most sophisticated and complete 3D model of the human body available.


Free To Use, Free To Register

Register now with a valid email address to get started. Once registered, you can launch the Visible Body Web application from any PC* connected to the Internet. The application will guide you through the download of any browser plug-ins needed. No CD-ROM or additional software download is necessary.

Illustration Source: Medical Illustration Source Book - Portfolios Online

The Medical Illustration Source Book is a definitive resource for medical and scientific illustration, animation and multimedia.

The Source Book introduces you to most talented artists working today. They have the scientific training and knowledge to understand your challenge, your choice of media and your audience. What is not seen is the collaborative process that takes place between you (the art buyer or thought leader) and the scientific image creator. These brilliant individuals offer a depth of knowledge and commitment to scholarship that reflects a lifetime of learning. 

Their unique ability to communicate with research scientist, physician, attorney and layman allows an assignment to have dimension, life and humanity. Their ability to draw, paint, photograph and to harness visual computing technology translates thousands of words into powerful, engaging images.