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Anatomy students in Australia are using virtual and augmented reality to learn about the body

106169720-1570533966491gettyimages-1133259607The pilot of the technology is being used to help boost spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning, La Trobe University said in an announcement Monday.
“Augmented reality allows students to visualize and manipulate anatomical structures and develop a deep understanding,” McDonald said. “You can superimpose anatomical structures over a peer who can perform movements along with the app, to better understand muscle function,” he added. “It is a great resource for both team work and self-directed learning.”

The university said that, in terms of cost, the use of AR technology amounted to 10 Australian dollars ($6.74) per student compared to over 100 Australian dollars for just one textbook.

See the full story here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/08/anatomy-students-are-using-virtual-and-augmented-reality-to-learn.html

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