Why Should You Know Your Own Anatomy?
So you’ve failed another “how well do you know the human body” quiz online. But do you really need to know the difference between metatarsals and metacarpals? We think yes, and here’s why: You’ll finally know the answers to weird bodily questions, such as: What causes goosebumps? (It’s the contraction of arrector pili muscles in […]
BioDigital and the National Kidney Foundation Team up to Improve e-Learning
Problem: The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is an accredited provider that offers a variety of continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) courses. These courses allow health care professions to learn about emerging new areas in their field(s) and maintain a certain level of competence. NKF wanted to explore new ways of engaging their […]
8 Things You Can Do in the BioDigital Human, But Not in the Lab
Show and hide entire body systems By turning certain systems “on” and “off”, you can visualize anatomical relationships in a whole new way. Remove a structure with one click No hemostats, scissors, or bone saws required. “Undo Dissect” Unfortunately, there’s no “undo” button in real life. Take notes on the body Save valuable notebook space—you […]
“21st Century Grave-Robbing” Part I: 3D Interactive Tech in CME
For millennia, educators have recognized that the best way to train the next generation is to have students complete the task themselves. This “teach a man to fish” idea is undoubtedly true in medicine, where the demand for realistic training is so high that employing grave-robbers in the 1800s became an understandable work expense. Centuries […]