Quickly and easily explain complex fusion devices, spinal implants and instruentation with animated spine surgery videos. Ghost Productions specializes in producing the most innovative 3D surgical visualizations featuring spinal animations & illustrations, sports medicine, joint replacements, and all forms of neurological and musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy.
Pathologies like arthritis can be dynamically described and trauma can be dramatically illustrated by our talented medical animation team at Ghost Productions. Engage audiences and inspire interest. Our medical animations have been seen at NASS, AOS, and CNS, and have been used by hundreds of clients worldwide to market products, train surgeons, and educate patients. Take a look at our medical animation to get a complete understanding of what we can and have done for thousands of clients since 1994.
Among the top medical animation companies, Ghost Productions holds the top honors in spine animation. Our very first spinal animation ever produced premiered at the NASS conference in 1994. Having produced thousands since, it is no surprise that we are the most trusted name in spinal, trauma and sports medicine 3D animation. Our 3D anatomy and computer rendering is capable of producing surgical manuals in a fraction of the time of traditional medical spine illustration. Plus, 3D medical animation is light years ahead of surgical video for patient education.
Thanks to spine and neurology virtual reality (VR) you have more engaging media options than ever before. These technologies allow your audience to view your 3D spine animation or illustration through an immersive experience. VR videos involve the use of a headset or Internet device to get a 360-degree view of the subject. VR creates an entirely new world.
VR offers limitless possibilities for your creative vision. The benefits and capabilities of these technologies include:
Multi-Angle Views: Everyone looks at the world differently — both figuratively and literally. Patients and students learn information in unique ways. In a VR environment, you can look at a 3D object from multiple viewpoints. The viewer may change the angle they use to see a spine illustration or animation until they find a view that makes sense to them. Some interactive 3D neurology animations place the user in the perspective they would have during a procedure. This approach helps patients feel familiar with a surgery before they even enter the operating room.
Exploration and Immersion: Depending on the technology and images involved, a VR audience can interact with the experience in many ways. The simplest form of VR, a 360 video, lets the user click and drag the environment around them. VR headsets read the wearer’s head movements and adjust their viewpoint accordingly. These features all enhance the audience’s understanding of your interactive spine animation.
Haptic Technology Capabilities: You can combine VR with haptic technology to create the ultimate immersive environment. Haptic technology involves the use of a controller or other tactile device to interact with the experience. By manipulating the touch device, the user can change the world around them, just like in real life. The haptic technology lets them use surgical tools and medical devices in a virtual operating room. We’re sure you have even more creative ideas for the use of haptic technology in your VR content.
Neurosurgery Operation Training: Thanks to the capabilities mentioned above, you can use VR to train medical professionals in spine surgery and neurosurgery. This virtual form of surgical training can greatly enhance your quality of care. These operations require a high level of skill, yet it can be difficult to replicate the real experience. VR completely changes the situation by offering a simulation that gives realistic feedback. It can account for the nuances that happen during the actual procedure without risking a patient’s life.
Multiple Platform and Hardware Options: At Ghost Productions, we can adapt the VR media to the most prominent technologies available. We support VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens. If you request a 360 video, we can upload it to YouTubeVR or Vimeo 360. These are two of the most trusted online video content services. Our team develops our VR technology using Unity3D and the Unreal Engine, 3D applications used by top interactive media studios.
3D orthopedic or neurology animation from Ghost Productions improves:
Comprehension: Our 3D spinal surgery animation offers 19 percent higher understanding by viewers then traditional surgical videos. Neurosurgery, as you know, is a complicated field with endless information. Efficient explanations and information to educate people on complex anatomy and procedures will help you gain investors, treat patients, train students, and more.
Retention: Because they get to see a 3D rendition of your data, people are more likely to remember your work than if you just told them about it or used another teaching method. Higher retention means repeat customers, loyal patients and investors who call you back after a pitch. Imagine a neurosurgeon in training who gains access to immersive animation and interactive material as opposed to a bulky textbook or boring slideshow. Visual learning often helps them recall facts and details more clearly, meaning they can better apply the information to their future in the medical field.
Engagement: At Ghost Productions, we incorporate as many engaging elements as possible in each 3D neurology animation. When appropriate, we include animated characters, vivid artwork, bright colors, detailed images and intriguing narrative. We want our 3D spine animations to be an experience for the viewer — once they’ve had it, they’ll be much more likely to give you the attention and support you deserve.
Peace of Mind: This quality is most important for patients who are unsure what to expect from an upcoming treatment or operation. Neurology is complex and neurosurgery can be scary. The vocabulary involved with the field often confuses patients and makes them even more fearful or unsure of procedures. When you show them your 3D neurosurgery animation, they’ll be more likely to choose a treatment that will help them the most instead of being scared off by the procedure name.
Supportiveness: Whether you’re trying to gain a new investor for the medical device you’re producing or need a hospital administrator to purchase your products, you’re likely to see more cooperation from them once they’ve viewed your neurosurgery animation. You can even promote a unified, appealing brand image by turning your 3D spine animations into individual illustrations for websites and pamphlets — a sound, cohesive marketing strategy.
At Ghost Productions, improving our clients’ success rate is our number one priority. We’ve been using animation software for the healthcare industry since 1994, and we’ve learned along the way that no two patients, surgeons, students, investors, administrators or doctors are the same.
In the same way, no two animations are the same. We’ll work with you to come up with the perfect material for your goals, and we’ll consider your inputs during production, no matter how much experience you have with software or video development. Before we get started, we’ll provide a free quote, so you know what to expect. By the end of the process, you’ll have the 3D neurology animation you need for your unique goals and applications.
Posterior Spinal Fixation for FacetLink, Inc.
Project Mission: Produce a comprehensive and descriptive medical device animation highlighting the unique features of their posterior spinal fixation systems: HEMI and MINI cross-linking devices. Additionally, show the posterior spinal fixation systems in context with beautifully rendered anatomy to highlight the biomechanics advantages and features.
Solution: One of the main goals was to convey the parent company, LinkSpine’s dedication to preserving soft tissue and developing fixation technologies that used the natural biomechanics of the posterior spinal anatomy as inspiration for the product development.
To achieve this indirect goal, we developed a comprehensive and visually compelling 3d model of the incision and posterior spinal anatomy proximal to the lumbar facet joints. By far, this is one of the most beautiful examples of spine animation and 3D spine anatomy we’ve ever made. We engaged our creative team of modelers, and shaders to add the artistic details that appeal to the artist in them.
The result is a 3D spinal animation we continue to be proud of that sets the standard for similar surgical applications.
Completed: July, 2014
Budget: ≈ $30,000
Ghost Productions is an award-winning medical media production company that can help you with custom medical animation and marketing services. We offer a wide array of digital representation services that can help anyone in the medical field improve their marketing, support patient communication efforts, or even streamline staff training. Our team is highly trained and has a great understanding of biomedical processes, so they can accurately represent your device or product in a 3D medical animation, or other types of illustrations you may be interested in. Contact Ghost Productions now and tell us more about how we can help you train your surgeons, sell more medical devices, or explain your pharmaceutical product.