Niamh Mundy (she/her)
Niamh Mundy is a medical animator currently based in London.
With a background in Product Design, she has a big love for 3D modelling and animation – in particular those created within the medical sphere. This interest and her determination to pursue a career that combined, science and technology, led her to pursue a MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy.
This past year, she has developed skills in volumetric, and interactive visualisation as well as 3D modelling and her knowledge of human anatomy.
The Digital Dolphin
The digital dolphin is an android app that consists of a series of 3D anatomically accurate 3D models that demonstrate the basic thoracic anatomy of a harbour porpoise.
Understanding the threats marine wildlife are facing enables the successful campaign for changes to mitigate common threats. The underlying cause of strandings are not always immediately clear and so post mortem examinations are needed and samples collected to maintain the national cetacean tissue archive. These examinations and sample collections are facilitated by a system of volunteers on stranding programmes who must be adequately trained in cetacean anatomy in order to effectively determine the cause of death. The Digital Dolphin app aims to be an effective aid for volunteers learning basic anatomy of cetaceans as there are currently very few 3d resources available.
The models were built using a number of techniques and animated to communicate a number of interesting structures and processes of the heart and lungs.