Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., have launched the first in a series of interactive 3-D instructional videos called "Moving Medicine."

In this interactive 3-D animation, Stanford surgeons compare a healthy child's heart to one with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. They also guide the viewer through their repair technique, called unifocalization, which involves rebuilding the blood vessel connection between the heart and lungs, usually in just one surgery, via an interactive feature that allows the viewer to "perform" certain aspects of the surgery with their computer mouse or trackball.

Hospital executives say the series will provide patient families an in-depth understanding of complex conditions and treatments through interactive 3-D animations.

The demo is available here (Unity video player download included).

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