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The Deep Dives™ 3D Web App Provides Unprecedented Orthopedic Education for Patients and Healthcare Professionals

Multi-Media Product Combines Interactive 3D Models, Images, and Surgical Video.

Deep Dive™ Knee - Displaying Torn ACL Pathology

 

Patients and healthcare professionals will have a better understanding of common orthopedic diseases thanks to the Deep Dives™, a new 3D multi-media web application. Launched today by global medical education company Understand.com™, the Deep Dives™ combine highly detailed 3D interactive models, image stills, and surgical video to give users a complete understanding of the anatomy and pathologies of the knee, hip, and shoulder.

Information seekers can access the Deep Dives™ on their physicians web site to explore accurate 3D visualizations of complicated anatomy and learn about common disease pathologies such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Torn Meniscus to name a few. Each Deep Dive™ topic allows the viewer to rotate the model and choose from a selection of anatomical positions and structures that can be turned on or off individually.

Supporting the visual elements of the orthopedic Deep Dives™ are concise audio narratives of each disease and disorder featured, including its common causes, symptoms and treatment.

“The multi-media app provides an unprecedented orthopedic educational tool to better educate patients and healthcare professional,” said Darik Volpa, Understand’s founder and CEO. “The orthopedic Deep Dives™ is the first of many new modules Understand.com™ has under development. We will continue to apply this format to all areas of the body, including internal systems and organs, providing extensive information on specific anatomy that seamlessly integrates all types of media for users of all levels of knowledge or expertise.”

View a demo of the Deep Dive Knee™.

Understand.com® Expands Library to iPad and Tablet Devices

Orthopedic, Plastic Surgery, and Dermatology Patient Education Libraries Now Include iPad Versions for Free

Plastic Surgery Animation Library - Procedure Menu


Today Understand.com™ announced a new product upgrade that allows all Understand.com™ plastic surgery, orthopedic, and dermatology patient education libraries to work on the iPad and other tablet devices. The expansion will be available to all existing physician clients at no additional charge.

The expanded patient education libraries include hundreds of 3D medical animations that give patients a better understanding of their condition and what to expect if surgery is an option. The brief animations visualize simple yet thorough descriptions of complex healthcare procedures and include:

Orthopedic Procedures

  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Cartilage

Plastic Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Nose Reshaping, etc

Dermatology Conditions

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Melasma, etc

“Updating and reformatting more than 100 medical animations was no small task, but our customers were requesting it and the iPad is the perfect platform for patient education,” said Darik Volpa, founder and CEO of Understand.com™. “Many of our clients have been severely impacted by the economy, and I am pleased that we continue to upgrade and expand our animations, as well as the platforms they work on for no additional fees.”