AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3D holographic visualization technologies announced today a strategic partnership with the Zygote Media Group Inc., the industry leader in high-end 3D anatomy and biomedical models for animation and visual effects, to serve the medical and medical education markets. Zygote maintains the world's most comprehensive library of accurate 3D anatomy and biomedical models and has pioneered development of high-end solid 3D anatomy models for research and bioengineering.
"Zygote is the golden standard in 3D health care models and we are incredibly pleased to combine their content strength and our ground-breaking holographic technology to visualize complex anatomy," said Chuck Scullion, President and CEO of Zebra Imaging.
Zygote offers customers high-value virtual reality 3D models and 3D services, including Zygote Body, a free interactive 3D model of the human body that was co-developed with Google. Zygote models are used by medical experts in textbooks, software and animated videos around the world. Through the partnership, Zebra Imaging's customers will be able to access and create 3D holographic prints from Zygote's extensive library of human anatomy. Zygote customers will be able to order 3D Holograms of medical models direct from 3DScience.com and ZygoteBody.com. Additionally the companies will be creating joint product offerings to medical customers, including hospitals, physicians and medical educators, as well as device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Zebra Imaging's holographic technology is used to show complex data in a 3D, glasses-free display and has been proven to provide a statistically significant performance improvement over traditional textbook materials in understanding anatomy, especially in regards to spatial relationships. A study, released by the US Army showed cognitive loads were lower using the holograms, lending credence to the notion that it is easier to process complex medical information from 3D holograms.
"Partnering with Zebra gives us a new and innovative medium to display our 3D biomedical models that we believe will have a significant and lasting impact on the medical community. Medical professionals will now be able to visualize human anatomy in true 3D allowing users to communicate and understand complex information more effectively," said Roger Clarke, President of Zygote Media Group.
Holographic printing of select 3D models will be available immediately through both companies' websites and will continue to be expanded through the partnership for both medical applications and consumer use.
SOURCE Zebra Imaging, Inc.