• Critical Care MediaLab

    The Critical Care MediaLab was founded in 2008, with a goal to develop high quality video and animation to enhance medical education. Our expertise lies in clinical video and video editing as well as 3D animation. The primary focus in the lab is the generation of highly accurate 3D models of human anatomy that can be used for the development of a variety of materials to enhance patient/family/provider education, or be used in planning for care.

    We work closely with medical content experts in their fields to assure that our models are of high quality, and anatomically correct. We are able to incorporate radiographic imaging into the development of our models to enhance their accuracy.

    The MediaLab members are Ken Tegtmeyer, MD (Director) and Jeff Cimprich and Ren Wilkey (Medical Artists).

    Services we provide:

    Medical 3D models, for use in:

    • Stand-alone Animation 
    • Incorporation into educational videos – that can be used for web-sites, talks, kiosks, DVD or other media
    • Print and still images
    • Incorporation into other software platforms including iOS, and other mobile computing platforms
    • 3D printing

    Additional services include:

    • 2D animation
    • Medical art, still image production
    • Video editing, including laboratory procedure videos

    View some of our work at our YouTube channel

    How we work:

    Requests for animations can be made either through the MediaLab e-mail or contact with Dr. Tegtmeyer. Preliminary meetings with the MediaLab team will sketch out the scope of the project, the level of detail needed or desired, and the potential use for the product. Based on that information, the MediaLab team will develop a proposal for development including cost and timeline. Our primary goal is accuracy of the model and value of the end project to the target audience.

  • Contact Us

    Interested in learning more about our services or working with us? Contact the MediaLab @ medialab@cchmc.org
  • Our Work

    Visit the Critical Care MediaLab's YouTube Channel to view all of our work.

    Featured Examples

    3D modeling, animation, layering techniques and video compositing for a congenital heart defect.

    2-Dimensional annotated animation of the development of ARDS.

    3D representation of the mechanism of action of antibiotics that work by inhibition of cell wall maintenance

    3D representation of the impaired gas exchange in asthma