Archive for the 'Virtual Childbirth' Category

World Health Organization Campaign

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

The World Health Organization has launched a campaign to try and reduce the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth. Currently, at least one woman is believed to die every minute in developing countries. Joy Phumaphi, WHO Assistant Director-General on Family and Community Health told a meeting of health experts in Nairobi: “Pregnancy […]

Hyper-real Childbirth Tool

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Several people have suggested that 3d has an old fashioned reputation and that we should refer to the 3d childbirth tool as the Hyper-real Childbirth Tool. What we are building will not in any way be like the clunky ‘virtual reality’ of the 1980s and 90s. It will permit zooming in to see close ups […]

Virtual Childbirth

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

Is this going very slowly, or is it me? Anyone with any ideas to speed things up, or wanting to help please get in touch. Address via


Sunday, August 1st, 2004

I’m glad I wrote that last note. It seems to have shut some people up for a while. Have to say though that I think debate and the comparison of ideas is a good thing. All ideas from anyone welcome.

Virtual Childbirth Tool

Saturday, July 17th, 2004

The main aim is to save lives, not to look glam. Each year hundreds of thousands of women die in childbirth unnecessarily. This tool will be part of an education process to change that. It may also develop into a really cool transferable interface but that is definitely of secondary importance. This is a vital […]

Virtual Childbirth Tool

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

Interface Have to agree with comments that the Walk In Virtual Room Glasses and Gloves approach is in many respects far better than the small screen approach. Unfortunately it does require far greater computing power. For the size of model and level of accuracy we require, on present projections, this hardware technology is unlikely to […]

Virtual Childbirth Tool

Monday, July 5th, 2004

Initial design for hardware interface available here. Discussion in usual places. (If you are new to these please feel free to request access. Make request by clicking on email links in main site.) Please be aware: This tool is software based, but can be made to work on different platforms with a wide variety of […]

Virtual childbirth

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

Appropriate physical and virtual resources are greatly appreciated, particularly models, images, scans, medical and anatomical resources of all kinds. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the final tool. However, because of the sensitivity of some of this material, it will be of assistance if you could write in first before sending anything. Please do not […]

Virtual Childbirth Tool

Sunday, June 13th, 2004

Asked to make a category just for the Virtual Childbirth tool. Remember: A UN report says that in 2000 95% of the 529,000 deaths among pregnant women occured in Africa and Asia with a mortality rate as high as 1 in 6 in some countries. (Please read this BBC report and see this WHO site) […]

Virtual Childbirth Tool

Saturday, June 5th, 2004

Important this gets built as it will save lives all round the world. Important for people to help too. 3d childbirth. We need all sorts of help. Specialist and technical knowledge such as midwifery, surgery, anatomy, gynaecology; software and hardware knowledge, animation and film effects people, training skills and ability to build never before achieved […]