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Updated HD Laser Hair Removal Animation Now Available in Spanish and Portuguese

 

Understand.com® is very proud to announce the expansion of our foreign language animations with the release of the updated Laser Hair Removal animation in Portuguese and Spanish. Each language release has been certified by professional translators in order to ensure accuracy.

Check out the Laser Hair Removal Teaser here.

Subscribers to our Spanish and Portuguese Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, or Hair Libraries will find the animation automatically updated within their libraries and ready to share with patients.

Current or prospective customers who wish to add the Spanish or Portuguese language(s) to their accounts, please call us today at 1.775.851.3420!

Understand.com® remains dedicated to bringing the highest quality patient education tools available to the broadest audience possible!

Partial Hip Replacement is the latest HD update to Understand.com’s® Orthopaedic Library

Patients who have suffered traumatic hip injuries are often candidates for partial hip replacement surgery, during which only the head of the femur is replaced.

Understand.com is proud to announce that our Partial Hip Replacement animation has been updated and now is available in our new high definition format. This updated animation explains the difference between partial and total hip replacement, the partial hip replacement procedure, risks associated with partial hip replacement, and more!

Take a look at the Partial Hip Replacement Teaser above!

Subscribers to our Orthopaedic Library will have Partial Hip Replacement automatically updated within their libraries at no extra cost.

Prospective customers who are interested in licensing our animations, please do not hesitate to contact one of customer service representatives today at 1.775.851.3420!

Understand.com ® is dedicated to bringing our customers the most accurate and highest-quality patient education tools available!

Understand.com® enhances animation libraries with the addition of the updated HD Laser Hair Removal animation

Laser hair removal continues to be one of the most requested minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed, with 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures performed in 2018 alone.

Understand.com ® is proud to announce the latest addition to the Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and Hair Libraries: the high definition update of Laser Hair Removal. This animation release is part of Understand.com’s ongoing efforts to improve our animation libraries and to supply our clients with the best patient education on the market.

Check out the Laser Hair Removal Teaser above!

Subscribers to our Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and Hair Libraries will have Laser Hair Removal automatically updated within their libraries at no extra cost.

Prospective customers who are interested in licensing our animations, please do not hesitate to contact one of customer service representatives today at 1.775.851.3420!

Understand.com ® is dedicated to bringing our customers the most accurate and highest-quality patient education tools available!

Understand.com® is proud to announce the release of our updated Total Hip Replacement animation

Did you know that the first hip replacement was performed in 1960? Currently, there are more than 300,000 hip replacment surgeries performed each year in the United States alone.

Understand.com ® is excited to announce the release of our latest HD Orthopaedic animation: Total Hip Replacement. This updated animation explains anatomy, the hip replacment surgical preparation and procedure, risks associated with hip replacement, the post-operative recovery process, and more!

Check out the Total Hip Replacment Teaser here.

Subscribers to our Orthopaedic Library will have Total Hip Replacement automatically updated within their libraries at no extra cost.

Prospective customers who are interested in licensing our animations, please do not hesitate to contact one of customer service representatives today at 1.775.851.3420!

Understand.com ® is dedicated to bringing our customers the most accurate and highest-quality patient education tools available!

Understand.com® Launches New Infographic Product Line

The initial product launch will focus on exploring childhood diseases, the first being Pediatric Acute Neurological Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)

Understand.com® is excited to announce the release of its new infographic product line of patient brochures, posters, and digital downloads that are focused on pediatric diseases. Our first release, Understanding PANS and PANDAS, was developed in collaboration with Stanford University and the PANDAS Network and will focus on PANS and PANDAS patient education.

“After my own personal experience with PANS/PANDAS, I had a difficult time understanding the condition. Patient education material was nonexistent, and explaining the condition to friends and family was impossible. There was a great need for better content on PANS and PANDAS and it made sense to make this our first infographic topic,” said Darik Volpa, CEO of Understand.com. “Infographics are the next step in extending our product line of animation libraries and interactive Deep Dives™.”

Data strongly supports the use of visual learning materials such as infographics and animations for educating patients:

  • 65% of people are visual learners. (Pearson)
  • 90% of information sent to the brain is visual. (MIT)
  • When people hear information, they’re likely to remember only 10% of that information three days later. However, if a relevant image is paired with that same information, people retained 65% of the information three days later. (Brain Rules)
  • Visuals with color increase people’s willingness to read a piece of content by 80%. (Saurage Research)

The Understanding PANS and PANDAS infographics are now available to order online at Understand.com. A portion of infographic sales will be used to support ongoing education and research at the PANDAS Network and the PANS Clinic at Stanford University.

Understand.com® is excited to announce the release of our updated Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO) animation

 

Did you know that the PAO procedure preserves the natural hip joint, postponing or even eliminating the need for a total hip replacement for patients with acetabular dysplasia?

Understand.com ® is excited to announce the release of our latest updated HD Orthopaedic Surgery animation: Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO). This updated animation explains hip anatomy, the cause and effects of acetabular dysplasia, the PAO procedure and surgical techniques, the post-operative recovery process, and more!

Check out the updated Periacetabular Osteotomy Teaser here.

Subscribers to our Plastic Surgery Library will have Periacetabular Osteotomy automatically updated in their libraries at no extra cost.

Prospective customers who are interested in licensing our animations, please do not hesitate to contact one of customer service representatives today at 1.775.851.3420!

Understand.com ® is dedicated to bringing our customers the most accurate and highest-quality patient education tools available!

Understand.com® Delivers Enhanced Content Player to Increase Content Delivery Speed and Improve User Experience

New improvements include significantly faster load times, enhanced mobile experience, and increased options for social media sharing.

iPhone Content Player

RENO, Nev. November 19, 2018 — Global medical education company Understand.com is proud to announce the release of a new content player for its animation libraries. Built from the ground up, this new player provides faster load times and significantly improves the mobile experience for viewers.

“Our animations are viewed over 500,000 times each month by patients from around the world. 60% of these users are accessing our content from mobile devices and our technology and design team has perfected that mobile experience with this new player,” said Andreas Simanowski, Vice President of Technology for Understand.com.

The new player is made available automatically to existing Understand.com customers, and includes a variety of performance enhancements and improvements, further establishing Understand.com’s content delivery experience as best-in-class.

Player improvements include:

  • 250% increase in content delivery and load speed
  • Enhanced responsiveness across a range of mobile devices
  • Better user experience and easier accessibility to all animations
  • Simplified social media sharing, integration, and customization
  • Animations can now be “Liked” and total number of views displayed

About Understand.com

Understand.com is a global medical education company focused on simplifying complex medical concepts for healthcare professionals and their patients. Understand.com has a suite of engaging healthcare education solutions including animation libraries, interactive apps, and infographics. To date, Understand.com has educated more than 10 million patients worldwide and was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. To learn more visit understand.com.

Understand Announces the Addition of Craig Macy as Chief Product Officer

Understand is pleased to announce the addition of Craig Macy to the Executive Team as Chief Product Officer.

RENO, Nev. (PRWEB) September 25, 2018 — Understand, a global medical education company, announced today the addition of Craig Macy as the company’s Chief Product Officer. Craig will be responsible for driving Understand’s global product vision, and design and development, as well as leading product management, customer success, and overseeing all of engineering at Understand.

“As both an incredible product visionary and a hands-on leader, Craig brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. His arrival is timed perfectly as we begin work on some of the most interesting product developments we’ve ever undertaken, and begin to imagine what the future holds for Understand. He is ideally qualified to drive Understand’s technical and innovation engines, while ensuring that we continue to meet the needs of our customers,” said Darik Volpa, Founder and CEO of Understand.

Macy previously served as Vice President of Products and Customer Care for Agile Software where he had operational and budgetary responsibilities for the $32 million, 175-person development organization. Under his product leadership, Agile grew to over $100 million in revenue, resulting in a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999, and acquisition by Oracle for $495 million in 2007. He built a career helping companies of all sizes navigate the ever-changing technological landscape, while strategically evolving their product lines. Macy has previously served as Entrepreneur in Residence for Haws Corporation, and most recently as legal counsel and strategic advisor to dozens of emerging growth companies across the Mountain West region.

“What attracted me to Understand is the intelligent, high-energy talent that is transforming patient education into a strategic advantage for our customers,” said Macy. “Understand’s patient education content and technology platform is achieving impressive results. Understand is solving the right problem with the right technology at the right time, and the opportunities ahead are immense. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Technical Update from Understand.com®

At Understand.com we are continually making strides to update our content and the technology behind it. Recently we made major improvements to our player in order to reduce animation load times across the globe. We accomplished this by moving our content closer to you.

 

Located in 59 cities across 26 countries around the globe, our content is closer to your viewers, resulting in much faster load times. Also, your viewers receive a consistent experience and are able to seamlessly withstand boosts in traffic and malicious attacks due to the reliability and security built into the network.

As a global company, our goal is to provide you with the best possible content and technology together, no matter where you are in the world!

Understand.com® Expands Plastic Surgery Library with the release of the Labiaplasty Animation

 

Did you know that the number of labiaplasty procedures performed has increased by over 200% in the past five years?

Understand.com ® is excited to announce the release of our latest HD Plastic Surgery animation: Labiaplasty. This brand-new animation explains anatomy, the labiaplasty procedure and surgical techniques, risks associated with labiaplasty, the post-operative recovery process, and more!

Check out the Labiaplasty Teaser here.

Subscribers to our Plastic Surgery Library will have Labiaplasty automatically added to their libraries at no extra cost.

Prospective customers who are interested in licensing our animations, please do not hesitate to contact one of customer service representatives today at 1.775.851.3420!

Understand.com ® is dedicated to bringing our customers the most accurate and highest-quality patient education tools available!