“21st Century Grave-Robbing” Part II: 3D Interactive Tech in Medical Device Training

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In Part I of “21st Century Grave-Robbing,” we discussed the evolving needs of continuing medical education (CME) programs and the new technology that can meet those needs. Here’s a recap: A deep understanding of anatomy remains central to medical education, but time in the anatomy lab is decreasing New tech can realistically replicate anatomy on […]

Why Should You Know Your Own Anatomy?

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Actavis and BioDigital Launch 3D IUD Training Platform

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Problem: Actavis first approached BioDigital when they were launching a new IUD product called, Liletta. This product was entering the market place with other known competitors in existence, and the Product Marketing team wanted a unique way to differentiate this device and communciate the product’s benefits. In addition, the Actavis clinical education team wanted an […]

The Future of Medical Understanding

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Outside of dissections or the operating room 2D medical illustration has been  the standard way students learned about  the human body for almost 500 years. In the early 1500′s Leonardo da Vinci created his famous anatomical drawings based on his dissection of over 30 self-proclaimed corpses. In 1543, Andreas Vesalius’s magnus opus presented 600 carefully […]

Powering the next generation of Surgical Education & Device Training

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Development of surgical technique is typically acquired through years of observation and practice on patients. The myFace Craniofacial Surgical Simulator, which will be released at the State of the Art Reconstruction and Transplantation Conference in New York City next week, is an example of how the latest in interactive 3D technology can help surgeons understand […]

The 3D BioDigital Human Named “Best Health Website” at 2015 Webby Awards

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Pioneering human body platform takes top honor in health category BioDigital, developer of the virtual human body platform, the BioDigital Human, announced today that the company won a Webby Award for the category of Website: Health at the 19th Annual Webby Awards.  The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences […]