In Anatomage you can dissect a real human body in VR

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With the Anatomage VR anatomy learning app, you can journey through a real human body. Virtual reality opens up completely new perspectives.

The American company Anatomage specializes in the digital visualization of the human body. Anatomically correct 3D models show organs and vascular connections as well as fully interconnected vascular, arterial and venous structure.

Until now, these highly detailed digital bodies were only shown on special medical screens. They are now available as a VR app on the Meta Quest 2 for medical facilities. Real human corpses served as models for this.

Anatomage VR offers the “most realistic virtual corpses”

Anyone who watches the body models in Anatomage VR explores a real human being who has made their body available to science. The user can fully inspect the 3D simulation, which has been traced down to the smallest detail.

Body colors, size, and volume match real-life models to create, as Anatomage describes it, a “realistic dissection experience.” In this way, the company aims to provide students with the “most realistic virtual corpses” available.

A virtual journey through the human body

The VR app places users in a virtual classroom. There, they can interact with a female or male body and visualize over 2,500 anatomical structures.


To ensure that no anatomical area is overlooked, there are also recorded anatomy shows and tools that guide the user through the urinary system, small intestine and large intestine, the stomach, neck, heart and reproductive system.

Extensive database provides information on various diseases based on 300 real patient cases. It will also be possible to examine abnormal anatomy using virtual CT/MRI scans to learn to recognize pathological findings.

Virtual reality is a useful tool in medicine

Virtual reality has been used in medical training for years. For example, VR training allows medical students to gain vivid experience in treating disease without exposing themselves to the risk of infection. Even complicated surgical procedures can be performed safely in VR headsets.

In addition to medical training, virtual reality is also used as an anesthetic and to treat chronic pain. Market researchers see virtual reality and augmented reality in medicine as a potential billion dollar market and estimate a growth of nearly ten billion US dollars by 2027.

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