I’m a big advocate for the appropriate use of technology as a learning tool in the classroom. I’ve discussed how video games can be used as a tool to hang learning off (linked at the bottom of this article) and how Virtual Reality can be an exciting and innovative way of bringing learning to life. Well, Sony has released Human Anatomy on the Playstation 4 and PSVR. In the company’s own words:
Human anatomy is essential part of medicine. This app represents a unique approach of learning general anatomy. Thanks to excellent graphics, informative content and innovative features is learning rich and engaging experience. The user works in comfortable and enjoyable setting.
Functions: - Slice mode - Search mode
Latin nomenclature for each anatomical structure
User friendly and intuitive interface - Dynamic quizess
All subdivisions of skeleton - User can change background
Female and Male human systems - Contains skeleton, muscular system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, integumentary system, digestive system, reproductive system, lymphatic system, connective tissue, anatomical model of the eye, anatomical model of the ear, cross-section of the tooth, cross-section of the skin.
I’ve not had a chance to use the software yet but it does look promising. I’m thinking that to avoid possible mishaps the screen record function might be useful, but being a 3+ age rating don’t expect it to be too detailed or anatomically correct. Its usage in Biology classes is an intriguing possibility.