Large iPad Lets Students Do Virtual Dissection

A large iPad like table is used by students to learn human anatomy. Together with other forms of anatomy education a real new way of improving understanding of complicated human anatomy for students. You can watch a video about this computer and examples of it’s use on the Stanford Med School site. The many ways of using this new technique is also described in this blogpost on Stanford Med School

In the ongoing search for how best to explore and learn about the anatomy of the human body, Silicon Valley engineers have now joined a long list of doctors, artists, photographers and other technology innovators by adding a new method of anatomical exploration.

The new virtual dissection table takes advantage of 20th-century technological advancements in imaging, such as X-rays, ultrasound and MRIs, and combines them for use in a 7-foot by 2.5-foot screen. At Stanford, the table is being tested as a way to further enhance that age-old teaching method — the dissection of human cadavers.