Interactive Atlas of the General Human Anatomy

The study of the general human anatomy is fundamental to the formation of healthcare professionals' skills. Traditional textbooks have several disadvantages related to (a) fragmented data, (b) the limits of two-dimensional perception, and (c) the impossibility of detailed elaboration (scaling) of the most important objects.

To eliminate these restrictions, we developed an interactive atlas of the general human anatomy. The atlas contains about 4 000 elements of the human body, both male and female, categorized according to the major biological systems (digestive system, circulatory system, nervous system, etc.) and inner hierarchy. Each element has a customizable full-text description, ancillary images, and videos. The atlas supports the stereoscopic visualization (NVidia 3DVision and Dualhead Stereo) for 3D models as well as for all images and videos.

The atlas was designed to train the medical students of The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and has been implemented by BCC Group. In general, it could be used as a basis of the visualization of predictive modeling of various kinds of physiological processes taking place in the human body.

Publications

  • Karsakov A., Bilyatdinova A., Hoekstra A.G.

    3D Virtual Environment for Project-Based Learning // 2014 IEEE 8th International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies. – AICT 2014. — 2014. — pp. 468-472. Article number 7036008.

  • Bilyatdinova A., Karsakov A., Bezgodov A., Dukhanov A.

    Virtual Environment for Creative and Collaborative Learning // Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. — 2014. — Vol. 416. — pp. 371-381.