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Biology students use mixed reality to get a unique view of the human anatomy

Year 13 biology students have been using the latest technology to get a unique view of human anatomy.

The students were visited by Steve Beswick, Business Development Director for Microsoft Education, who gave students the opportunity to try the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset. An application on the headset, called HoloAnatomy, has been developed by a university in America to show the human anatomy (take a look at the HoloAnatomy trailer).

Students and teachers tried on the headset and were able to look at a human body in a 3D hologram. They were able to examine internal organs in 3D and got a full view of the body in 360 degrees by walking around the room.

Science Teacher Jennie Thomson commented: “This was a highly valuable session for our students and a very unique opportunity. It enabled them to look at real life applications of technology in the field of biology and get an exciting insight into the future of how doctors may be trained.”

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