3-D Projection Mapping: The Latest in Learning Anatomy

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Using sensors and video projectors, scientists at Gifu University in Japan have developed a tool that models the human face. In this video from DigInfo TV, associate professor Ryugo Kijima demonstrates how the system works. The physical interface aims to provide a richer learning process than a two-dimensional visualization. "Because it uses real objects, it provides a haptic experience without needing special equipment," Kijima explains. The setup currently uses a plastic bust of a human head but it looks like it could be used to project directly onto a real face. Too see what that might look like, check out this music video that uses an Xbox Kinect to projection-map video onto the singer's face. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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