Medical students are increasingly using the animation tools they learned in medical school to help them communicate in the real world, including on social media, according to a recent study.
As medical students, students are more likely to be used to creating animated GIFs for their social media posts, and some doctors even have their own YouTube channels, such as Dr. Andrew Clements, an internist at Columbia University who studies human behavior.
That’s how he got to see how animators, and animators in general, can make animated GIF images.
Clements, who is also a member of the medical school’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, started by watching the medical animation community’s most popular YouTube channels.
That led to him starting to see other people using medical animation as well, such a medical animation instructor named Mike and his friends.
Clement then looked at the YouTube content of people who created medical animation and created their own animated GIF, such students as Ryan Zielinski, who creates animated medical videos and animations for various medical groups, and Ryan, who has worked in the industry for about a decade.
He said his students had an overwhelming desire to learn animation.
“They want to be the next generation of animators,” he said.
Zielinski and his colleagues at Columbia were able to get the medical animations to work because they had a lot of help.
They started by making sure the images were in the correct size, and they also used the camera’s stabilization to make sure the animations were realistic.
Zielinksi said he didn’t know how to do the animations in Unity before he started working on the project.
Chen, who works for a healthcare company, said his company’s medical animation team is currently looking at how to incorporate the animation into its workflow.
The team is also looking at the possibilities of animation on the web, but Chen said he thinks the next step will be to integrate it into the app and to use the tools of medical animation to improve the communication.
For now, Chen said, the medical images will stay in their original sizes, but he hopes to see the animations integrated into the apps of his colleagues as well.
The animation community is also working on a new mobile app that would let medical images and other animated content be viewed on iOS and Android phones.
It was released in January and currently has over 1.5 million users.
It’s unclear when it might be available to the general public.