Storytelling Aspects in Medical Applications


Although the use of images as well as movies has proven very valuable for presentation purposes in volume visualization, these methods still lack a certain feature, that has become state-of-the-art in other visualization areas, namely interactivity. Giving the consumers of a presentation more interactive freedom would allow them to further investigate the presented visualizations as well as to draw their own conclusions. The approach that we suggest in this paper introduces storytelling to volume visualization as a new form of interactive volume visualization presentation. During story playback a certain amount of interaction possibility is left to the users, while other actions are executed from a pre-recorded story-script. This interactive concept of storytelling for volume visualization has been implemented as addition to the existing RTVR volume visualization library.


Michael Wohlfart

VRVis Research GmbH