GLSL shader programming

For Spontech's 2012 appearance at the DWG convention (Deutscher Wirbelsäulenkongress), Design and Systems realized an installation featuring a completely interactive spine.

The human spine has very specific requirements regarding therapy and surgery. Spontech's proprietary Vertaplan software is an integral part of comprehensive planning for spine treatment. Vertaplan provides tools for preoperative planning and intraoperative assistance, ensuring the optimal position of the spine geometry.
In order to communicate the complex know-how behind this system, we developed a real-time 3D application which illustrates the planning steps in a quick and plausible way.

The simulation has completely been written in Processing using the GLGraphics library.

flickr set for the project:
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Thanks to Martina Chamrad for additional filming!


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