Another space is emerging for medical illustrators. Sam Spaeth will expand on the role of medical illustrators as translators. In this present reality of competing information, the value of medical illustrators as translators of science, art, and technology is even more critical. In 2016, Spaeth participated in MIT’s first Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) hackathon. He learned that medical illustrators are world builders, creating specific, exacting universes that architect products. Sam’s role as this enabled him to collaborate in projects for the MIT fluid interface lab. In his work at Medscape, Sam Spaeth began exploring Virtual Reality (VR). His knowledge base of medical content, technology and 3D animation helped him map out a future for VR on MedscapeTV. Being the translator between many disciplines empowered Sam to ignite the conversation. Sam recognized that a medical illustrator’s ever-growing diverse skill set and knowledge base are a valuable force in medicine and healthcare.
Sam Shlomo Spaeth has been managing the content cycle, leading animation teams, and creating healthcare products since he graduated with a degree in Biomedical Visualization. His graduate research delved into human-computer interactions for UIC’s VRMedLab.