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Posts from the ‘Anatomy’ Category

The Real Anatomy of Barbie: Would you let your children play with it?

I would absolutely do! How amazing is this? Teaching anatomy and practically the whole human health should be more integrated into the curriculum even from elementary school.

If you are familiar with Jason Freeny’s work, you know he is a fan of the inside of things. Whether it’s the inside of a LEGO minifigure, the inside of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or the inside of Super Mario, he always digs into the anatomy of things. This time around, the object of his desire was Barbie herself, and you can see his fabulous results below.

Museum in the Human Body

The Dutch Corpus Museum takes you into the human body and shows how our organs work. A fascinating idea and a great visualization. An excerpt from Amusing Planet:

The Corpus Museum takes you on a fantastic journey through a giant model of the human body during which you can see, feel and hear how the human body works and what roles healthy food, healthy life and plenty of exercise plays. The tour through the museum starts with an escalator ride into an open sore on your giant victim’s leg and ends among the pulsing neurons in his brain. Between those two points, you will watch cheese being digested in the intestines and explore the ventricles of the heart. Kids can bounce up and down on the rubber tongue (with burping noises in the background) while you take in various scents wafting through the giant nose. Perhaps the most unusual display is the hologram of sperm fertilizing an egg, viewed via 3D glasses.

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Human Atlas on iPhone

Human Atlas V2.0 for iPhone was created by Blausen Group, creator of the award winning world’s largest library of medical and scientific illustrations and animations. They provide the material in 12 languages with 1200 images and 1500 glossary terms. I wish I had something like that when I studied anatomy.

3D Radiology

Medgadget just posted about the Flickr images of the Stanford Radiology 3D Imaging Laboratory.

stanford 3d radiology

I met the Swedish founder of Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) at Scifoo last weekend. They are creating exceptional radiology images. I wish I could study anatomy with those images. It would have been much much easier.

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3D4Medical Skeletal System Plus: Video Review

A new iPhone application that allows you to zoom in and identify an individual bone or part of a bone within the full skeleton. It has been designed to accommodate medical professionals as well as medical students from basic to advanced level of anatomical medical knowledge.

(Hat Tip: ThinkAnatomy and Zoltán Cserháti)

Virtual heart pumps up the realism: Video

I wish I had such resources while studying anatomy years ago:

A few other resources:

Visible Human Server: Discover Your Body

David Rothman informed us about the Visible Human Server where you can discover the human body slice by slice. It’s much better to study anatomy with this tool.


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