Vesalius project. Interactive computers in anatomical instruction

Thomas O. McCracken, Stephen D Roper, Thomas L. Spurgeon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This project is based on an entirely new concept for teaching the structure and function of the human body, a concept which combines traditional approaches gained from centuries of study of human anatomy with the most recent, sophisticated 3-dimensional computer graphics display systems and laser disc technology. The end-point of the project is a high resolution, interactive 3-D atlas of human/animal anatomy, stored on a laser video disc, and displayed on graphics workstations--an 'electronic Gray's Anatomy'. These displays will be used to teach the structure of the body and to give students and instructors an understanding of their own body in health and disease. To evaluate the software developed, undergraduate students from the anatomy courses at CSU will be allowed to work with the computer-generated images from the earliest stages of development. Feedback from these students will be incorporated into the software development. Furthermore, once a relatively complete series of images has been generated, groups of students will be selected at random to study anatomy with this new methodology and will be compared with control groups who utilize more traditional techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsRobin E. Herron
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages6-10
Number of pages5
Volume1380
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventBiostereometric Technology and Applications - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 7 1990Nov 8 1990

Other

OtherBiostereometric Technology and Applications
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period11/7/9011/8/90

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anatomy
education
students
Students
Display devices
video disks
Videodisks
computer programs
Computer graphics
computer graphics
instructors
workstations
human body
Software engineering
display devices
Teaching
Animals
Health
health
lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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McCracken, T. O., Roper, S. D., & Spurgeon, T. L. (1991). Vesalius project. Interactive computers in anatomical instruction. In R. E. Herron (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1380, pp. 6-10). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Vesalius project. Interactive computers in anatomical instruction. / McCracken, Thomas O.; Roper, Stephen D; Spurgeon, Thomas L.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Robin E. Herron. Vol. 1380 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. p. 6-10.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

McCracken, TO, Roper, SD & Spurgeon, TL 1991, Vesalius project. Interactive computers in anatomical instruction. in RE Herron (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1380, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 6-10, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, Boston, MA, USA, 11/7/90.
McCracken TO, Roper SD, Spurgeon TL. Vesalius project. Interactive computers in anatomical instruction. In Herron RE, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1380. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1991. p. 6-10
McCracken, Thomas O. ; Roper, Stephen D ; Spurgeon, Thomas L. / Vesalius project. Interactive computers in anatomical instruction. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Robin E. Herron. Vol. 1380 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. pp. 6-10
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