2019 AMI Online Salon

HiVolt: A Rapid HIV Viral Load Test

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Entrant Name: Dani Bergey

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Chicago,IL

  • Client: Kevin Brennan & Rex Twedt (UIC BVIS)

  • Medium/software used: Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe After Effects

  • Final presentation format: Animation (mp4, 1280x720px)

  • Primary Audience: Scientists and clinicians in the fields of diagnostics, bioengineering, and infectious disease

Project Description

This animation was created for a semester-long class project and for a biomedical engineering research group at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The assignment was to create a 45-60 second animation using animation principles and various advanced animation techniques that had been introduced during the courses, including 3D particle systems (e.g., Particle Flow), 2D particle systems (e.g., Trapcode Particular), physics simulations, material animation, and compositing. The collaborators at UW will use this animation in seminar and conference settings to engage the audience and to explain the mechanism of the group’s new HIV diagnostic device. Audience members are scientists and clinicians in the fields of diagnostics, engineering, and infectious disease.