"Immersive Virtual Anatomy course Using a Cluster of Volume Visualization Machines and Passive Stereo"
J.C. Silverstein, C. Walsh, F. Dech, E. Olson, M.E. Papka, N. Parsad, R.L. Stevens
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 15 (MMVR15) Conference,, .
For more than a decade, various approaches have been taken to teach anatomy using immersive virtual reality. This is the first complete anatomy course we are aware of which directly substitutes immersive virtual reality via stereo volume visualization of clinical radiological datasets for cadaver dissection. The students valued highly the new approach and the overall course was very well received. Students performed well on examinations. The course efficiently added human anatomy to the University of Chicago undergraduate biology electives.