Our Work

SimVis is a specialist department of the world famous Glasgow School of Art. SimVis focuses upon true-realistic digital 3D visualisation in the areas of Medicine and Architectural History. We produce breath-taking images which are faithful reproductions of the real object in digital 3D, images with which the public can truly engage and interact. Engagement and interactivity will come in a simple, enjoyable and educational way through interaction with a variety of commonly used interfaces. These will range from hand-held PDAs/ laptops through to fully immersive 3D visualisation caves located in public spaces.

The SimVis interactive images and animations are photo-realistic not schematics. These images can be manipulated, magnified and rotated in real-time allowing engagement and interrogation by viewers of all types from the general public (adults and children) to medical and dental students, through to those other professional practitioners looking to refresh their knowledge. The digital 3D anatomical models will be fully labelled and will be capable of being simply dismantled into their component parts for 3D viewing and investigation before being perfectly reconstructed at the click of a button. The end result will be the gold standard engagement tool for understanding the human body, and later, animals of all types.

The SimVis Definitive Human Project is not “just another skeleton project.” It’s a serious and ambitious research and development project to construct the definitive digital 3D model of the human body, modelling a mature male and female. We aspire to produce the most accurate and realistic digital 3D model of the human ever made. We have a complete human head and neck already constructed which stunningly proves the concept. We have had excellent feedback from industry experts including the NHS and senior management at Glaxo Smith Kline who are potential partners and have expressed a desire to work with us. We are also keen to strengthen collaborative links with the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, KCL and Liverpool and the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London in our development of our definitive images.

Our project uses a unique laser scanning and photographic methodology for the acquisition and construction of highly accurate, photo-realistic anatomical models and visualisation tools. These innovative datasets combined with in-house visualisation software provide a first class, easy to use, intuitive viewing environment facilitating a level of engagement not possible using existing medical or vet visualisation systems.