Getting started with BioDigital Human VR

Feature availability

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In the BioDigital Human VR app, you can experience the BioDigital Human in extended reality for the best immersive experience in anatomy education. 

To begin using the app, follow the steps below to set up your Meta Quest headset, install the app, and start familiarizing yourself with your new virtual learning environment.


Step 1: Join your team

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Create your BioDigital Human account and join your team following the instructions provided by your BioDigital representative. We recommend completing this step on a computer, but you can also join your team on a mobile device.

Note: This step must be completed before you can proceed to Step 4: Log in to your BioDigital Human account.


Step 2: Set up your headset

Select your Meta Quest model below and follow the linked support article for setup instructions from Meta. Each article will guide you through initial setup, connecting to wifi, adjusting the fit and feel of your headset, and taking your first steps in VR. It also offers troubleshooting tips if you get stuck along the way.

Meta Quest installation instructions:

Each article above will guide you through initial setup, connecting to wifi, adjusting the fit and feel of your headset, and taking your first steps in VR. Meta also offers troubleshooting tips if you get stuck along the way.

To finish finish setting up your Quest, follow the in-app tutorial.


Step 3: Install the app

Once you have joined your team and completed the initial setup of your headset, you are ready to install the BioDigital Human VR app on your device:

  1. Select the Store icon from the universal menu.
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    Tip: To access the universal menu, press Meta button_apr24.png or universal menu button_apr24.png on your right controller at any time.

  2. Select the search bar and enter “BioDigital Human."
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  3. Select BioDigital Human from the search results.
  4. On the next page, select Download.

    Note: Installation may take a few minutes.

  5. When installation is complete, click Start to launch the app.

    Tip: Once installed, the app will be available in the App Library on the right side of the universal menu.
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Step 4: Log in to your account

You are almost there! To access the app, you will just need to log in with the user credentials you set up in Step 1: Join your BioDigital Human team:

  1. Select the email field on the home screen.
  2. Using the pop-up keyboard, enter your email address and password and select Sign In, or sign in with Google.
  3. On the next screen, select the Launch Human button.


Step 5: Choose your VR experience

The BioDigital Human VR app offers two distinct learning experiences:

  1. Gross Anatomy Lab
  2. Anatomy Models

Both experiences are available for use by a single user ("Self Guided Learning") or multiple users ("Team Learning"), but multi-user functionality is not available on all VR plans.

Note: If multi-user functionality is not enabled on your plan, the Team Learning panel will be grayed out (see "Single-user screen" above). To enable multi-user experiences for your team, contact your Account Manager or our sales team.

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Gross Anatomy Lab

Our Gross Anatomy Lab offers learners a fully immersive, virtual lab experience—without the cadaver.

Once you arrive in the lab, you will have access to all 6,000 structures that make up our Male and Female Complete Anatomy. A suite of interaction tools tailored to the lab experience enables you to explore and examine the anatomy at your own pace.
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Anatomy Models

Many of the 3D anatomy models available on our web and mobile apps are also available for you to explore in an immersive, virtual environment. In Anatomy Models, you can browse a gallery of male and female anatomy that has been segmented by system and region, as well as select organs.

Use the left and right arrows to navigate between pages, and use your controllers to select a model you would like to explore in VR.

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The following content is currently available in our Anatomy Models library:

Male Anatomy Systems

  • Male Cardiovascular System
  • Male Connective Tissue System
  • Male Digestive System
  • Male Endocrine System
  • Male Lymphatic System
  • Male Muscular System
  • Male Nervous System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Male Respiratory System
  • Male Skeletal System
  • Male Urinary System

Male Anatomy Regions

  • Male Abdomen
  • Male Thorax
  • Male Pelvis

Female Anatomy Systems

  • Female Cardiovascular System
  • Female Connective Tissue System
  • Female Digestive System
  • Female Endocrine System
  • Female Lymphatic System
  • Female Muscular System
  • Female Nervous System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Female Respiratory System
  • Female Skeletal System
  • Female Urinary System

Female Anatomy Regions

  • Female Abdomen
  • Female Thorax
  • Female Pelvis

Generic Anatomy Regions

  • Head and Neck
  • Back
  • Upper Limb
  • Lower Limb


  • Skin
  • Brain
  • Beating Heart


Learn more

To learn more about using the BioDigital Human in VR, we recommend the following articles: