Students of all ages attempt to understand the beautiful complexity of the human body, a quite tedious and daunting task. In today’s classroom, students learn anatomy primarily through images and the written word. These formats do not completely capture the complexities of human anatomy as they represent 3D material in a flat two dimensional image. To improve student understanding and immersive distance learning, innovations need to be made in the teaching of anatomy.
Inefficient Teaching Techniques
The intricate subject matter of human anatomy is not adequately portrayed by current 2D teaching methods. The time to master these subjects could be shortened through new hands-on, immersive learning techniques.
Technology for All Levels of Education
Current simulations are costly and therefore only available to advanced students. Lower cost solutions are available that allows high school students to learn from hands on experience without expensive simulators or dissections of mammals and amphibians.
One Size Fits All Teaching Methods
Every student learns in a unique way. Unfortunately, the majority of students are being taught in the traditional classroom lecture format along with selected readings. This learning format leaves students without the benefits of hands on experiential learning.
EON Reality is bringing its seventeen years of Virtual and Augmented Reality experience to the classroom. This technology, when combined with knowledge from subject matter experts, has improved knowledge transfer in classrooms and immersive distance learning. The Virtual Anatomy Simulator, developed by EON Reality, enhances the visualization of complex structures in the human body while guaranteeing that students receive the best education, whether medical undergraduates and postgraduates. Students do not have to worry about damaged cadavers or long waits for lab times. Additionally, undergrads can have access to a complete dissectible human body, something that is typically reserved for advanced students in medicine.
Innovative Knowledge Transfer
Virtually dissect the human body to explore the bone structure, musculature, the internal structures, and more. ‘See inside’ the body and interact with virtual 3D organs such as the heart, the brain, and the lungs. Users can examine a fully immersive and perspectively rendered human body to understand how the body’s systems work together and where they are located.
Through Virtual Reality, a student can virtually examine anatomy anywhere without a scalpel, a parental release form, or flat illustrations that don’t capture the body’s complexity. With the cost of Virtual Reality hardware decreasing, students can explore simulations like this one where and when they need it regardless of how advanced their studies are.
Modernize the Learning Process
Virtual Reality enables students to learn by doing. This helps students learn substantially faster as well as helps improve the learning experience for students who are kinesthetic learners. VR shows students how things work rather than telling. This turns learning into an active process where the student is engaged throughout.
By being in an immersive virtual 3D environment, studies have shown that retention can increase up to 35% and even in some cases up to 80% compared to traditional means of training. Using EON Reality’s Virtual Anatomy Simulation, academic institutions are able to: learn faster, remember longer, and decide better. This translates into increased knowledge retention, quicker absorption of subject matter, and the correct decisions being made under stress.