We have developed a web application demonstrating the structure of the skull. Human skull is a complex structure that includes 23 bones of different shape, size and function. The application allows to see the skull from different angles and to highlight individual bones either by clicking on them or on the captions (available in five languages). The descriptions of the bones are available in Russian and English.
Anatomical web or mobile applications based on 3D graphics are often poorly visualized and are not detailed because users need significant technical resources to explore 3D models of superior quality. The principle on which our widget is based combines the unprecedented level of visualization quality and the possibility to rotate the model to explore different sides of it. This widget works on PC as well as on iOs and Android mobile devices.
The skull is a bone structure that fixes and protects the human brain. The bones of the skull (except the mandible) are joined together by immovable joints. The skull is divided into the viscerocranium and the neurocranium. The viscerocranium consists of mandible, maxilla, vomer, inferior nasal concha, ethmoid, hyoid, lacrimal, temporal, nasal, palatine bones and the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone. The neurocranium is comprised of the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone, frontal, occipital, parietal bones and the perous and squamos parts of the temporal bone. In addition to protecting the brain, the skull bones are needed to fix the eyeballs, teeth, nose, ears, and the chewing muscles.

Cast

Idea and design, 3D-visualization:
Ivan Konstantinov
3D-modeling:
Alex Kovalevsky
Programming and layout:
Gleb Kondratenko
Techology prototype development:
Kirill Grishanin
Scientific consulting and texts:
Yury Stefanov
Corrector:
Anna Voznessenskaya

Date: Sep 04, 2014

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Designers and scientific consultants from Visual Science company demonstrate deep understanding of the subject and high level of professionalism resulting in remarkable quality of the product. Visual Science’s graphics is widely used in all presentational materials of the RUSNANO Corporation, including videos, brochures, press-releases and web-sites
A.V. Trapeznikov, Corporate director, Board member of RUSNANO
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