Conventional posters are effective in disseminating progress reports in scientific meetings, but they fail to deliver the need for visualization of dynamic biological data and become costly with the increasing number of conferences and the reprinting needs for emerging research. Here we present digital posters that repurpose digital frames from the art community and experiment with multiplexed imaging movies of cells as a demonstration of the digital poster concept, providing an interactive and low-cost tool for next-generation sharing platforms.
BioE Media Lab presents a Digital Poster Platform that is based on digital frames (Meural) that can be interfaced with internet and a smart phone application. The motion sensors on the left and bottom allow dynamic slide changes across introduction, methods, results, and conclusion parts of a poster theme. The integration of stationary image designs and interactive videos in this platform improves clarity of the poster presentations. Multiplex imaging data sets in the form of cellular movies highly benefit from digital posters to display the entire dynamic range of high parameter markers in subcellular locations.
Digital posters for interactive cellular media and bioengineering education.
Mythreye Venkatesan & Ahmet F. Coskun Communications Biology (2019)
The movie presents the difference between a conventional paper poster and a digital poster for the digital display items under the theme of “Spatial single-cell profiling for precision medicine and diagnostics”. The first part covers a presenter that uses a conventional paper poster to share the research results and data. Conventional posters remain insufficient to visualize dynamic cellular imaging media. The second partshows the same display items as a digital poster using an updatable canvas. Digital posters deliver dynamic media as interactive videos with higher image resolution and quality. The presenter changes the display content using hand gestures over the motion sensors located on the side of the screen. Background Music: « Perception » from Bensound.com. Images: Paulista/Shutterstock.com Alila Medical Media/Shutterstock.com MicroOne/Shutterstock.com