Stanford partners with zSpace to educate students around 3D technology and drive medical research
SUNNYVALE, CA — April 23, 2013 — zSpace, Inc., a technology provider that is transforming the future of human-computer interaction, announced today that the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Division of Clinical Anatomy has joined the Company’s Academic Advisory Council, a network of universities focused on advancing innovation, design and research. zSpace, Inc., has also joined the Division’s affiliates program as a Premier Affiliate of Clinical Anatomy at Stanford. Through this partnership, Stanford Anatomy will provide constructive input on the continued enhancement of the Company’s flagship product, zSpace, a 3D virtual holographic platform, and use zSpace’s immersive capabilities to advance medical research and education through highly realistic visualization and interaction.
Through its Academic Advisory Council, zSpace, Inc. strives to engage with the next generation of designers and engineers to evolve the way in which humans can interact with computers, improve the zSpace platform based on user experiences, identify additional uses for the technology and recruit top talent for the Company’s development team. Stanford joins esteemed universities participating on the Council including Olin College, University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
As part of this new partnership, students at Stanford University School of Medicine are able to use zSpace first hand to research, learn and explore within the medical field, while providing the Company with constructive feedback to enhance the platform based on their experience, discoveries and developments.
“zSpace offers great promise for advancements in immersive and simulation-based learning,” said Dr. Sakti Srivastava, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Clinical Anatomy at Stanford. “It brings a level of realism to digital structures that we have not seen before, and the prospects for its use in teaching anatomy and surgical skills are very encouraging. We look forward to contributing to the platform’s continued development by pursuing such enhancements as haptic feedback, and to seeing our students and researchers use the zSpace system to explore the detailed 3D anatomical models we have created here at Stanford.”
“The level of realism and interaction made possible through zSpace lends itself to endless potential within the medical field,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO, zSpace, Inc. “Stanford medical students, professors and researchers are at the heart of driving medical developments, and we are thrilled to empower them with a technology that allows for cost-effective observation, discovery and even simulation training.”
About Stanford University School of Medicine – Division of Clinical Anatomy
The Stanford University School of Medicine consistently ranks among the nation’s top medical schools, integrating research, medical education, patient care and community service. The medical school is part of Stanford University Medical Center, which also includes Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. As part of Stanford’s Department of Surgery, the Division of Clinical Anatomy provides anatomy education to students at a variety of levels and conducts research and development on the use of digital learning resources. Its programs embody Stanford’s longstanding commitment to innovation by integrating the benefits of multimedia medical visualization technologies with the study of human specimens. Through its affiliates program, the Division works with industry partners to advance research in education and medical device design. For more information, visit anatomy.stanford.edu and med.stanford.edu.
zSpace, formerly known as Infinite Z, is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its flagship product, zSpace®. Targeting markets including manufacturing, biotechnology, architecture, engineering, government, medical and research, zSpace aims to accelerate design and development processes and increase productivity through 3D visualization. Join the Developer Community that is leading the way in 3D innovation by visiting http://developer.zspace.com. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://zspace.com.
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