MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students at the University of St. Thomas just got their hands on something new.
A 3D, life-sized human anatomy table allows students to dissect the human body virtually.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Perfect Snow Melt Will Minimize Flooding
“This absolutely transforms the way we teach human anatomy,” associate professor Lesley Scibora said.
It’s in the school’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, where professors hope it will take learning to a new level.READ MORE: Downtown Minneapolis Businesses Hope Chauvin Trial Brings Much-Needed Boost
“This technology enhances what we are able to do in the anatomy classroom in ways that extend beyond looking at images on a paper or in a textbook,” Scibora said.
Dax Leepert, national sales director for Anatomaga, Inc., added, “Even if it’s just working with plastic models, working through those ideas and topics digitally first preps the students and helps their time in the lab be more enriching.”MORE NEWS: BCA Identifies Brothers Who Died In Wadena County Shootout
Using the technology will take some getting used to, but students can use “quiz mode” to figure it out and test their knowledge.