The continual advancement of 3D animation’s capabilities has aided the healthcare industry in a host of ways – from creating reusable, comprehensive training material for professionals, to providing better educational resources for patients, to facilitating communication between these two groups. By using 3D animation, we can improve the healthcare industry for everyone involved.

Benefits for Patients

Presentations, pamphlets and documents are turned to as the default method of communication when delivering information about an illness or explaining a procedure to patients. But these mediums can feel distant, exhausting, and cause overwhelm during a time that is hard enough to process on its own. During these times, people need explanations that are soothing and easy to follow, and for those facing reading barriers, the typical mediums alienate them entirely. When people need comfort and connection, 3D animation can help. With its combination of voice over and clear visuals, patients can feel a real sense of guidance and support, and through its ability to break difficult concepts into understandable bites, comprehending new information doesn’t become yet another worry.

Benefits for Healthcare Professionals

Not only do professionals need to keep up with the constant medical and technological advancements in their own fields – many treatments require specialists from different branches to work together, increasing the amount of knowledge a doctor needs to get their head around. Luckily, 3D animation provides a quick and intuitive way to keep everyone on the same page. Having a resource that can easily be shared via email, which covers topics swiftly yet comprehensively, is incredibly useful for improving communication between fields. Remote training is progressing with VR, too. With a reusable animated environment, doctors can safely combine learning and practice, allowing their first delve into a new device or treatment to better represent the real thing – and in doing so, dispel the potential for misunderstandings or confusion that may have arisen from an abstracted piece of text.

Benefits for Both

Trust and open communication are vital between a patient and their healthcare provider, and people can become especially apprehensive when it comes to new treatments or the unknown. Confidence and certainty over decisions arises from clarity – and 3D animation provides just that. Microscopic, long-term and internal processes that are otherwise impossible to capture can be displayed clearly, and medical procedures can be explained in a non-graphic way. Healthcare providers benefit from having access to these animations as doctors can find it hard to explain topics to a patient, especially in a way that adjusts technical terminology or complex concepts into accessible language. A 3D animation takes this task off the doctor’s back, packaging the explanation into a format that can be viewed again and again, whenever the patient is ready to receive it.

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