SUPPORT THE ATLAS
WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables our subscribers to support our surgical video production. Visit our Patreon page to find out how you can help.
THE REASON FOR CROWDFUNDING
The Atlas is currently supported by philanthropy, with a limited timeframe, on a cost-recovery basis. While this has helped us create a sizeable roster of videos, with the help of our fellow patrons, we would be able to:
- Maintaining the open-access nature of the Atlas for all;
- Continue our one-video-per-month release schedule;
- Expand our Atlas to cover different surgical specialities, especially those that are typically underfunded;
- Dedicate time and energy to explore different technologies in surgical education (i.e. taking our VR and photogrammetry experiments to the clinical level).
HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED
A majority of the funds would be distributed to production work, by supporting our team of specialists who are responsible for everything from writing the narrative script, filming and editing the surgical footage, creating custom, patient-specific computer models and animations, as well as website maintenance and social media marketing.
A portion of the funds would also help us to bring cutting edge technology to be used in the realm of teaching surgeries. As part of our commitment to help surgeons teach surgeons, we have conducted experiments in photogrammetry, as well as virtual reality. We document our findings and results in our monthly blog posts, and any future funds would help translate these results into practical, scalable modules that can be used in a clinical setting.