2018 AMI Online Salon

The Case of Ken Lowery

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Amanda Miller; Toronto, Ontario
  • Client: Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto
  • Copyright: © 2018 Amanda Miller
  • Medium / software used: Horos, Pixologic ZBrush 4R8, Autodesk Maya 2018, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Final presentation format: Courtroom animation
  • Primary audience: Judge, jurors, and medical experts

Project Description

This animation is a segment from a nine-minute animation that was produced for my Master’s Research Project in the Biomedical Communications program that focuses on visual knowledge building and translation of volumetric radiographic imagery for dynamic 3D medical legal visualization. Volumetric imaging provides more comprehensive information than 2D imaging (e.g. CT scans and MRIs), but is more complicated to interpret, especially for a non-medical audience. Therefore, this animation is designed to support medical expert testimony and provide a jury with an engaging, didactic experience to assist them in visualizing traumatic brain injuries three-dimensionally by incorporating volumetric imaging and animated sequences. A design research study of the 3D medical legal animation was conducted with a mock jury, personal injury lawyers, and medical experts. The pre/post-test results from mock jurors demonstrated a 44% knowledge improvement, from 33% on pre-test to 77% on post-test.