Artery Studios receives double honor at AMI Annual Conference

AMI Animation Award AMI Illustration AwardWe are thrilled to have received not one, but two awards for our medical visuals from the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) at its annual exhibition. The exhibition – held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Conference hosted this year at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN  – showcases visual communications prepared by AMI members from around the globe.

“When evaluating entries, judges … consider the intended purpose, degree of problem solving, concept, accuracy of medical or scientific content, creativity, medium/software used, technical execution, clarity, and appropriateness to the audience” (from the AMI website).

It’s an honor to have been judged and selected as deserving of “special recognition of achievement” within the AMI’s medical-legal category for an illustration showing injury complications and an animation depicting the mechanism of knee trauma. We are very proud of these achievements and will continue to push the quality of our work even higher, to best assist our legal clients and the parties they represent.

Electrical implant to grant new freedom to people with spinal cord injury

In our line of work, we see many tragic cases of accident victims suffering from spinal cord injury. Not only do these individuals suffer a permanent reduction in their mobility, they also have issues relating to bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction, among other complications.

Researchers at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center at the University of Louisville have been working on ways to electrically stimulate the spinal cord. In their newly published paper they report that four individuals with complete injuries to the spinal cord have been able to engage in previously impossible voluntary movements using this epidural stimulation.

While far from a ‘cure’ for paralysis, it offers promise for improved quality of life for those suffering from spinal cord injury in the future.