July 2024: Search for 3D content with help from AI, cite your sources in Studio, and more

Whether you are an educator, a healthcare provider, a content creator, or a learner, finding relevant 3D content in the BioDigital Human has never been easier thanks to our new AI-powered search engine. In this release we also updated the Anatomy Tree to only display structures that are present in the current chapter.


Discover more relevant content with AI-powered search

The BioDigital Human's search engine has been augmented with AI-powered semantic search to deliver more meaningful search results to a vastly wider variety of queries. You may even find what you are looking for before you are able to articulate it yourself!

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What is semantic search?

Rather than relying on the exact words a person enters into the search bar, semantic search uses natural language processing and machine learning to:

  1. Understand the intent and contextual meaning of words and phrases used in search queries.
  2. Deliver relevant results based on its mathematically driven interpretation of that meaning.


How will this change my search experience?

Now you can search BioDigital's library of 3D anatomy, physiology, health condition, and treatment content using not only keywords like "heart," "brain," and "diabetes," but also broad topics, phrases, and even questions.

As you search, you will find:

  • Results that are more relevant to your initial intent.
  • Fewer irrelevant results.
  • Fewer instances where no results are returned.

Our new and improved search engine will not only reduce the time it takes to find specific 3D content you are looking for, but it will also introduce you to new content that previously you would not have discovered otherwise.

Below are a few examples of search queries whose results have been dramatically improved by this update:

  • Nursing procedures
  • Heart blood flow
  • Cranium
  • C section
  • Back pain
  • Pregnancy complications
  • IVF


Before: Searching "Nursing procedures"

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After: Searching "Nursing procedures"

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Demonstrate your content's credibility with our new "source information" field

In the new "Source Information" section of the Human Viewer, you can now display two sets of information to lend your customized 3D model or tour content greater credibility:

  1. "Updated on" date: The last date on which your model or tour was last updated or saved in Studio.
  2. References: Individual publications or sources that were referenced for the content included in the model or tour. 

The "updated on" date and references can be added independently of one another in Human Studio, and you can add as many references as you would like. Once added, they will appear at the bottom of the information panel in the app as well as in the published version of your model or tour.

Column layout (≥960 pixels wide) – closed:

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Column layout (≥960 pixels wide) – open: 

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Button / drawer layout (<960 pixels wide):

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Focus on the anatomy that matters with the new chapter-specific Anatomy Tree

We have updated the Anatomy Tree so that only the anatomy associated with the current chapter is available in the tree as you navigate through a tour.

Previously, the Anatomy Tree contained a single, combined list of the anatomical structures from all chapters of a given tour. And when you imported a new chapter into a tour in Studio, the new chapter's anatomy was added to this collective list. As a result, it was often difficult to decipher which structures belonged to which chapter and locate specific structures belonging to the current chapter.


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Now, no matter what chapter you are in, the Anatomy Tree contains only the structures associated with the current chapter.

Note: This not only includes structures that are currently shown in the 3D scene, but it may also include structures that were originally available in the tree but are currently hidden.

As a result, content creators, educators, and learners are able to navigate through a chapter's contents with greater ease and less confusion.


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Click here to explore this tour in interactive 3D and try out the new Anatomy Tree for yourself.