Heavily inspired by the iRSM Digital Design in Facial Prosthetics workshop in Edmonton, Canada this summer, my classmate Lindsay and I conducted a study on rapid prototyping a digitally designed 3-piece auricular prosthesis mold. We utilized an iCAT to obtain DICOM files of our ear casts and patient treatment site. The DICOM files were then imported into Materialise Mimics to mirror the existing ear to adapt to the treatment surface. It was then booleoned from a larger cylinder and digitally […]
新世界「透明標本」 – New World Transparent Specimens is an exhibition composed of specimens created using a preservation and dyeing technique typically used for scientific purposes to examine the skeletal system. Tomita uses an enzyme to dissolve the natural proteins in the soft tissue. He then injects magenta dyes into the bones and blue dyes into the cartilages, highlighting the usually unseen internal structures. The creature is then preserved in a jar of glycerin. Some of Tomita’s smaller specimens (fish, shrimp and […]
Anaplastology Materials & Techniques Digital Application of Data Acquisition via 3dMD (3D Stereophotogrammetry) for a non-invasive and instantaneous generation of a digital 3D mesh of surface with texture information. It allows for custom-selection and export of surface of interest (nose) in common 3D file formats (STL, OBJ). Rhinoceros prepares the STL file of noses for milling. SRP (Subtractive Rapid Prototyping) Player generates mill perimeters for the Roland MD X-40 Milling Machine. Replications were made of the master defect cast for working […]
Special Topics in Anaplastology: Fabrication of an Auricular Prosthesis Impression Making Marking Frankfort horizontal for orientation of prosthesis on defect cast. Impression Casting Wax Sculpting Mold Making 3 part mold with a wedge piece to prevent undercut behind helix. Intrinsic Coloration & Mold Packing Flocking – short colored fibers were added for a subtle color change and to mimic vasculature. Base color – semi-opaque underlying skin tone; commonly identified from underside of the forearm, along the hairline, anterior to the […]
Illustration Techniques Assignment 1 Objective: Produce a fully rendered, highly detailed anatomical line illustration done in Corel Painter 11 for publication in college textbook.
The exhibition Brainstorm: investigating the brain through art & science at GV Art in London has been called by a politician as “degrading”, “disrespectful” and “unacceptable.” This work titled Headache by Helen Pynor is one of many that showcase brains in different ways, from films of neurological examinations to actual human brain tissues. GV Art in London is one of the few places licensed to display human tissue in Britain. To the politician’s concerns, Dr. Dexter, scientific director of the […]