LINDSAY VR Heart Flythrough

LINDSAY VR Heart FlythroughWith our VR Heart Flythrough, we are presenting another example of imagining new ways of presenting and exploring human anatomy. This time, by combining Virtual Reality (VR) with game design and inspirational ideas from the movie “Fantastic Voyage”.

Areesha Salman, a Bioinformatics student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, has created a virtual fly-through and exploratory adventure inside the human heart. Developed with Unreal Engine, a computer game design environment, Areesha has built a 3D world, where you see the heart from the perspective of a red blood cell as it makes its journey through this fantastic organ that keeps us alive.

In addition to the fly-through, there are stopping points as viewing platforms, from which you can inspect more details about the anatomical structures of the heart. You can also watch instructional movies that explain heart physiology and highlight other interesting facts about the human heart.

You can see the VR Heart Flythrough in action at our LINDSAY Virtual Human video channel.

The 3D anatomy models are provided by Zygote Media Group.

This is just a first step towards many more 3D virtual worlds we are going to build to display and explore the architectures and micro universes  of the human body. Stay tuned!

LINDSAY VR Body Gallery

LINDSAY VR BodyGalleryWith our VR Body Gallery, we are imagining new ways of presenting and exploring human anatomy. This time, by combining Virtual Reality (VR) with game design.

Nicole Ewert, a Bioinformatics student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, has created a virtual gallery to explore different body systems. Developed with Unreal Engine, a computer game design environment, Nicole has built a 3D world that is fun to explore. Just like in a normal gallery, you can walk up to each of the displays, mounted on rotating platforms. You can select specimens, explore the names of the anatomical structures, and dive deeper into some of the displays. For example, you can look inside the heart, the brain, the digestive system, or the respiratory system.

You can see our VR Body Gallery in action at the LINDSAY Virtual Human video channelLINDSAY Virtual Human video channel.

The 3D anatomy models are provided by Zygote Media Group.

This is just a first step towards many more 3D virtual worlds we are going to build to display and explore the architectures and micro universes  of the human body. Stay tuned!

anARtomy: Augmented Reality Anatomy

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Wearable augmented reality in action: reveal the anatomical structures right on your own hands

We have always believed that augmented reality (AR) can make a tremendous difference in how human anatomy can be illustrated and explored. With anARtomy, a first set of prototype applications we place 3D anatomy specimens in a real space — which is our lab. This is the fist step towards an “AR Body Worlds” gallery.

And why not visualize anatomy right on our own body? Have a look at what we can do with anARtomy and the META 1 Developer Kit, where we demonstrate how you can reveal the anatomical structures right on your own hands and arms. On the META website, you also find a story on “Augmented Reality in the Enterprise“, which features our anARtomy app.

Read more on our anARtomy page.