Programmatic Theme: Data Science

Patient outcomes and enterprise efficiencies depend on the quality and timely delivery of information. Increasingly, 3D information are being generated and used in healthcare; this workshop will explore and demonstrate the value of interoperability and the opportunities of open, International Standards technologies. From imaging and scanning to 3D printing and Virtual Reality, Extensible 3D (X3D) provides for durable data interchange and portable presentation natively over the WWW. This workshop will cover the wide range of methods and patterns used to develop interactive 3D applications based on royalty-free and open ISO-IEC standards. As a high-level scene graph language and API above the graphics library, Extensible 3D (X3D) provides a suite of standards including multiple data encodings and language bindings. We will explore the myriad of approaches, tool chains, and applications for building X3D objects and scenes, especially concerning medical and health informatics.

Learning Objective: This workshop serves as a broad introduction to the technologies and capabilities of the ISO-IEC Web3D standard Extensible 3D (X3D) and Humanoid Animation (H-ANIM). Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the standard specifications, tool chains, and publishing platforms for 3D health informatics information. The materials, including the presentation and links will be available for attendees to follow-up for more in-depth and technical resources.


Nicholas Polys (Presenter)
Virginia Tech

Anita Havele (Presenter)
Web3D Consortium

Michel Aratow (Presenter)
San Mateo Medical Center

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