January–June 2024: Gross Anatomy Lab in VR, new highlight color, segmented anatomy layers, and more

In the first half of 2024, we introduced a wide variety of enhancements to the full suite of BioDigital Human products. Some of these updates aimed to improve the learner's understanding of human anatomy, such as our brand-new Gross Anatomy Lab in virtual reality and teal highlight color. Others, such as the revamped Layers tool and the "Quick View" experience, help users of all kinds find the content they need in fewer steps. Read below to learn more about all of our Q1 and Q2 updates!


Dissect virtual cadavers in our new Gross Anatomy Lab in VR

The new Gross Anatomy Lab in the BioDigital Human VR offers learners a fully immersive, virtual lab experience without a cadaver. A suite of interaction tools tailored to the lab experience enables a single or a team of learners to simultaneously explore and examine the Female and Male Complete Anatomy at their own pace.

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Visualize anatomy with ease with our new highlight color

All anatomical structures and objects in our 3D models and tours are now highlighted in teal instead of yellow when selected. This enhancement dramatically increases contrast across all of our 3D content and ensures that highlighted anatomical objects are unmistakably visible. Now it is easier than ever to visualize anatomical shapes and sizes and understand spatial relationships between structures.

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Preview model content with new "Quick View" experience

The tiles in Explore and My Library now feature a Quick View button that allows you to preview and obtain information about a given model, tour, or quiz without having to load it in 3D first. In the Quick View window, you will find:

  • A snapshot of the 3D visuals in each chapter
  • Each chapter's title and (if available) description
  • A "3D" button that enables you to preview a compact version of the full interactive, 3D experience
  • "View" and "Customize" buttons that take you to the View page and Human Studio, respectively
  • An "Add to My Library" button if in Explore, or a "Publish" button if in My Library

In addition to the new Quick View button, a few other changes have been made to our tiles:

  • Add to My Library, Customize in Studio, Publish, and other key action have been consolidated into a menu that can be accessed by clicking the    three dots.
  • In Explore, the names of the categories in which the content can be found are now listed on the tile, and clicking on a category will take you directly to it.

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Browse by subcategory in Explore

A new tabbing experience has been added to each category in Explore so you can easily drill into specific subcategories of content that you need most. Within the "Obstetrics" category, for instance, you can now navigate our content by trimester: All, First Trimester, Second Trimester, and Third Trimester. Most other categories in our library have been subdivided into Healthy Anatomy and Physiology, Conditions, and Treatments

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Explore anatomy more quickly with our system-by-system Layers tool

In our Complete Anatomy, Anatomy by Regions, and Anatomy by Systems, you can now control the visibility of individual anatomical systems in our redesigned Layers tool, streamlining the process of isolating structures for detailed study.

Drag the system sliders as needed to remove layers of anatomy, or click the system icon on the left to hide the entire system.

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View a model from multiple perspectives with "positions"

In Human Studio, you can now modify a chapter’s starting position and save additional positions so learners can view a single chapter from different perspectives. Learn more in Create and modify positions in my model.


Access more Latin terminology

In over 98% of the anatomical structures in our Complete Anatomy, Anatomy by Regions, and Anatomy by Systems models, you will now find the structure's Latin name in the anatomy label.

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