Virtual Anatomical Models and Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life
While we try to organize new sessions in the SciFoo Lives On series and new medical exercices in the Ann Myers Medical Center, here is some interesting material on other educational opportunities of Second Life, the virtual world:
- Virtual anatomical models (Play2Train):
Looks like sculpted prims can be used to create fairly realistic models of organs. Now, wouldn’t it be fun if we could actually make the heart model to beat in 3D. This is not too difficult to do actually; we would just need a number of sculptie textures, each texture representing a given 3D animation state, and run through the set leaving a few time gaps to let the shape settle before moving on to the next sculptie texture. The heart model and the lung sound ausculation tool (further right in the picture) are currently housed in the medical library on Obelix.
- Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life: A brief overview of science and research education in Second Life, highlighting Science School, Genome Island, Research Park, ISTE Island and more.
Other posts about education in Second Life:
- Live Coverage: SciFoo lives on session about videos in science
- Live Coverage Now: SciFoo lives on session about the definition of Open Science
- NHS London in Second Life
- SciFoo lives on in Second Life: Web 2.0 and Medicine
- Live Blogging Today: First Medical Simulation in Second Life!
- Genetics in Second Life
- Medicine in Second Life: virtual doctors, hospitals, and of course, sperm donation
- Virtual Medical Center: the Future of Medical Education
- Interview about the genetic revolution of Second Life
- Top 10: Virtual Medical Sites in Second Life!