ITG Animation Makes Semifinals in NSF Visualization Challenge);
An animation produced by ITG to illustrate multidisciplinary research on artificial bone development was awarded a Semifinalist honor in the 2007 Visualization Challenge (sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science). The animation, titled 'Mandible Reconstruction Project', chronicles a unique effort that involved the University of Illinois College of Engineering, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Sandia National Laboratories, and Carle Foundation Hospital to develop an alternative approach to bone replacement--one that obviates the bone harvest surgery without diminishing the superior clinical outcomes associated with autografting. Portions of the animation have been shown on television news programs nationwide, and the full work was previously selected to be part of SIGGRAPH 2004's Computer Animation Festival.
Posted: October 11, 2007