Raise Autism Awareness with Interactive 3D

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As April comes to a close, help raise autism awareness by learning in interactive 3D! Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of related disorders that affect brain development. ASD is characterized by language, behavioral, and communication difficulties, however the severity of symptoms varies greatly between affected individuals. The symptoms of ASD result from abnormal […]

Using Interactive 3D Tech to Improve Kidney Education

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Explore “Parts” of the Body with Exploded View

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What’s better than studying the intact human body? Exploring anatomical details and relationships in an exploded view! Now available in the BioDigital Human, you can separate the parts of any view, from the bones of the skull to the muscles and vessels of the heart. The “Exploded View” feature is available on the rightmost side […]

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 […]

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 […]