Wow can medical infographics help with health explanations?
From prehistoric times to the digital age infographics have helped in comprehending various subjects. Medical infographics contribute greatly to today’s medicine and science.
The first maps were created thousands of years before writing. Maps have been found drawn on the walls of Turkish city Çatal Hüyük in 6200BC. Christopher Scheiner used graphics to illustrate his astronomy research about the Sun and in 1786 William Playfair published his first book with statistical graphs about the English economy. Perhaps this is the origin of infographics? Most likely.
The first major contribution to infographics in the medical sector was likely from Leonardo da Vinci, who planned work with detailed drawings about comparative anatomy to study the human body and fetuses.
Infographics are illustrations that help to explain aspects of a subject or theme that would not adequately be explained by text alone. They are commonly used in newspapers, maps, scientific and educational manuals, making the content more dynamic. They have as well become today’s strategic tools for researchers and science marketers, wishing to share their work through social media. This type of infographics are currently denominated tweetable infographics, or shareable infographics.
How medical infographics help in the health sector
Thanks to technological development, infographics can be constructed from photographs, drawings, 3D modeling, vector illustration and animation effects. It is important to know how to accurately convey the subject and to organize all the elements in a way that can be clearly understood.
Medical infographics have been essential in the field since the first days of university studies, showing details of the human body, illustrating various procedures and explaining cells and pain stages. They can also be used to help future doctors, dentists and nurses become acquainted with any instruments and devices that are used in their profession.
Medical infographics help diagnosis and communication between doctors and patients. They are important in illustrating surgery and studying the evolution of diseases. They are also of great value in the development and operation of prosthesis and implants, in both medical and dental fields.