The iPhone app "can visualize a vast amount of data you create by using the software simulation packages," she says. "Humans react much better to what they see than just looking at some numbers."
Jevremovic says she plans to develop a secure way for nuclear engineers in academic settings to share simulation data with those at commercial power plants something that "will speed up communication and the transfer of information in a very modern and advanced way."
ImageVis3D Mobile, which became available last September, is based on similar software for desktops and laptops. It does "3-D volume visualization" or "volume rendering" to make realistic 3-D pictures from medical, scientific and engineering data.
ImageVis3D Mobile was developed so iPhone, iPod and iPad users can display, rotate and otherwise manipulate a wide range of 3-D scientific images. A few years ago, such visualizations could be displayed only on advanced graphics workstations.
The original ImageVis3D was written by Jens Krueger, a German computer scientist and adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah's SCI Institute, and Tom Fogal, a software developer at the institute, as part of a biomedical computing project funded by the National Institutes of Health. The iPhone version then was developed by Krueger, who now is at the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
|Contact: Lee Siegel|
University of Utah