Could Avatar`s Technology Improve Medicine?

By December 11, 2009Newswires

Could Avatar`s Technology Improve Medicine?
by Lauren Davis

Directors like James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis are using motion capture and computer animation to place actors in unusual bodies and fantastical environments. But the medical community is increasingly utilizing technology originally designed for movies and video games.

Cameron has promised us that Avatar represents a huge technological advancement, a blending of real-world performances and imagination that will transport us to the foreign world of Pandora in an immersive, visceral way. But developers of medical technologies are looking to achieve the same sort of experience with the world we have, and the entertainment industry`s advances in image capture and graphics processing are paving the way.

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