AniMedes is an innovative, multilingual app that provides complex medical information to patients prior to surgery by digital and mobile means. Patients can inform themselves about upcoming treatments by watching short, easily understandable, 3D-animated patient education movies at a bedside terminal, iPad, Windows-PC or on other devices. Every movie contains information about the indication, treatment, risks and side effects or possible options. 3D-animations in clear audiovisual language constitute a valuable information source, especially for illiterate patients, people with reading or learning disabilities, or simply people who speak a different language than their doctor. Patients watch the movies before their conversation with the attending physician.