AR & VR

Visible Body Debuts Augmented Reality Anatomy App for iOS

Visible Body, producer of human anatomy apps, has added augmented reality functionality to its Human Anatomy Atlas app.

Visible Body, producer of human anatomy apps, has added augmented reality functionality to its Human Anatomy Atlas app.

The newest version of the app allows users to place a virtual human cadaver, organ or tissue on a table and then use their device as a window to examine it from various angles or virtually dissect it.

"Augmented Reality in Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 Edition creates a transformative learning experience that enables app users to visualize gross anatomy and microanatomy from a 360-degree perspective, just like they would in a real lab setting," according to the developer.

"Augmented Reality fundamentally changes the way we will be studying and teaching anatomy," said Andrew Bowditch, CEO and co-founder of Visible Body, in a prepared statement. "Human Anatomy Atlas with Augmented Reality allows students to interact with human anatomy, making the user experience more compelling and rewarding. Interactive 3D gets your fingers moving against a screen, but AR gets your whole body moving in the room. It helps bridge the gap between the study of anatomy and the physical reality of human bodies. Augmented Reality is technology that will transform education for the next generation, and we are thrilled to be part of it."

The app works on devices running iOS 11 or higher. It is currently available via iTunes for $0.99, though it is regularly priced at $24.99. For more information visit visiblebody.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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