July 27, 2023

The Digital Art of Learning: Leveraging 3D•AI for Health Sciences

Lume Pad 2 is an amazing tablet for viewing 3D movies, playing 3D games, and calling. But did you know that with Leia’s Unity3D SDK you can also create engaging applications for health sciences? This is precisely what creator Dr. Tomoki Itamiya, a professor in the division of Dental Education, School of Dentistry, Kanagawa Dental University in Yokosuka, Japan is doing.

Q: How did you get started in 3D for education?
The anatomical structure of the human body, which is difficult to understand in two dimensions, and the positional relationship between the affected area and major blood vessels, etc., can be easily understood through 3D visualization. I have been applying 3D-CG and 3D CAD/CAM technology to medicine for over 20 years.In addition, surgical procedures such as suturing and tooth extraction are captured in stereoscopic images and viewed with the naked eye in stereoscopic view, allowing even novice surgeons to quickly understand complex procedures.

Q: What has been the reaction from colleagues and students to your 3D work on Lume Pad/Nubia Pad?
The response from colleagues, medical doctors, dentists, and students has been very positive. The fact that it is easily portable and allows naked-eye stereoscopic viewing anytime, anywhere is very useful. The fact that individuals can own their own naked-eye stereoscopic device is also attractive. The fact that you can mass-produce stereoscopic images yourself with a stereo camera is also excellent.

Q: What do you envision for the future of use of 3D in education and health?
All students and medical staff will have naked-eye stereoscopic tablets, and 3D CG and stereoscopic images for patient education and explanation will become routine.

Use LumePad2 for your next class project, hackathon, or professional application and be sure to share your build with the community on social media @leiainc, or on our developer forum! You can easily get started with our integrations using Unity3D. Have questions? We're happy to support in the forum!