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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 74, Issue 20, pp 8939–8950 | Cite as

Medical information service system based on human 3D anatomical model

  • Sung-Ho Kim
  • Kyung-Yong Chung
Article

Abstract

Recently, due to rapid increases in the elderly population, the interest in u-healthcare for personal and social needs is increasing. In addition, extensive medical information through various media services is of interest. However, the general public often has no time to visit a medical authority for u-healthcare. The absence of a system that can be easily and quickly accessed anytime or anywhere to monitor health is a sad reality, especially in light of the rapid development of IT convergence technology. In this paper, we propose a medical information service system that monitors the human body for u-healthcare. First of all, this paper separates the human bodies of an adult male and female into a skeleton, muscle, internal organs, and skin. These four categories are then modeled using 3DS MAX. The human 3D body structures can be viewed with a 3D viewer. One of the key features of this system is the picking or selection technique. If user selects a specific part of the human body in the 3D viewer, the system provides detailed medical information about the diseases associated with the selected part. The 3D viewer has the advantage of being able to view the structure of the human body realistically and intuitively. Medical information about diseases is comprised of simple and clearly organized data concerning the causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, recommended foods, and related medical institutions (such as hospitals) that can deal with the disease. Thus, our system can prevent diseases in advance and provide answers to many questions about disease-related symptoms.

Keywords

Medical information service Healthcare Human 3D anatomy Interactive diagnostic 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (No. 2012–0004478).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Information EngineeringSangji UniversityWonju-siSouth Korea

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