Computer Graphics and Interactive Systems

Computer Graphics and
Interactive Systems Laboratory

Graphics Cluster Based Visualization of 3D Medical Objects in Lesson Context

Year: 2009
Type of Publication: In Proceedings
Authors: Gorgan, Dorian; Bartha, Adam; Truta, Andrei; Ştefănuţ, Teodor
In the last few years the eLearning environments have known a very accelerated development becoming a very important educational alternative to the classical teaching methods. Together with the global extend of the Internet infrastructure, the multimedia elements have been more and more used as learning objects providing new methods of information presentation and user interaction techniques. One of the most complex types of eLearning material is represented by 3D objects which offer a new, complex and very similar to reality perspective to the student. Nevertheless, including 3D models into a lesson is not a trivial action as it requires skills for modeling, specific user interaction techniques and specialized hardware for representation. Addressing these problems, the paper presents a method of remote cluster based visualization for 3D large medical objects - obtained through direct modeling or 3D scanning. New teaching materials are generated in the context of eLearning applications.