Monday, April 11, 2011
Physical models have always been popular in education. We can all remember spinning a globe to learn our geography or building a volcano to better appreciate geology. Models became even more important for me as I began a more intense study of biology and medicine. When learning the structure of molecules, there was no substitute for our little set of balls and sticks and certainly having a full size skeleton model gave a better understanding of anatomy. Medical models of all types are often very helpful in grasping concepts of structure and proximity. For these reasons, physical models also have a long history of usefulness as demonstrative evidence in trial.
Although Medical Legal Art is not in the business of creating medical models, we have always made it a practice to resell a wide range of medical models for our clients who recognize the usefulness of these items. Regretfully, until recently, I have been unaware of any company in the country that was actively creating custom models for legal use. Often clients would call and request custom models that would not only show basic normal anatomy but also be able to show the case specific facts of their case. It was frustrating to have no recommendations for these customers.
But in the past few months I've been happy to get to know the people at Archetype 3D (http://www.archetype3d.com), a company that specializes in custom models of all types. I'm thrilled that I now have a solution for those who call me requesting a source for custom models and I wanted to help them spread the news regarding their services. Click on the link below to learn more about Archetype 3D and their commitment to the use of scale models in trial. I'm sure that you will find them as pleasant as I have if you find yourself in need of custom models.
The Argument for Scale Models as Legal Props in the Courtroom