Explore A Virtual Human Body With Stunning Graphics

In the old days, learning about the components of the human body meant poring over a copy of Grey's Anatomy.  Or, if you were studying medicine, you could take a scalpel to a real cadavre of course.  

Now, thanks to a fabulous web site at www.biodigitalhuman.com, you can learn about the makings of the human body without having to resort to boring textbooks or a lab.  

With nothing more than a web browser and a decent internet connection you can browse the virtual skeleton.  You can choose between male and female, zoom and rotate the skeleton, and turn on/off the display of specific bodily systems such as reproductive, cardiovascular and so on. You can also view the location and symptoms of hundreds of common diseases.

Whether you're a wannabe surgeon or merely an interested bystander, this site really is something special.  A truly excellent educational resource.




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by Frank D on 5. December 2012 - 20:48  (103384)

@VanDamme: Thanks for the fix for Firefox!

This is a great find. Thanks, Gizmo!

by avoidz on 5. December 2012 - 14:28  (103379)

Looks good, but not much use without a brand new computer and decent video card.

by Roberteh on 5. December 2012 - 14:24  (103378)

Required to work - Others are seeming to have some luck with less but not true in my case.
Processor - Intel Core Duo Processor or greater
Memory - 4GB of RAM or greater
Video Card - Graphics card that supports WebGL
Operating System - Windows 7 or equivalent, or OSX 10.6 for Macs

by ichabod on 6. December 2012 - 7:38  (103389)

Works very well with my inexpensive HP laptop with AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s); 4GB RAM; Win8; using Chrome as well as Firefox (in just a few quick comparisons, seems to work a bit faster with Chrome).

by vandamme on 5. December 2012 - 14:21  (103377)

I got into it with my 5 year old computer with 2 GB RAM, running FF 17.0 and Linux Mint 13. It ran slow but at least it worked. It says you need Windows or Mac but what you really need is WebGL enabled. (Windows needs more RAM for itself, of course.)

The instructions for FireFox are kind of hidden. Here's what you do:

0. Try logging in to the site. If you get a frowny face saying your computer doesn't meet the requirements, don't give up.
1. Type about:config into the browser where you would normally type a web address, and press Enter .
2. Type webgl.force-enabled into the Filter: search box. Or just scroll way on down to that row.
3. Left click your mouse on that row to highlight the row (turns color).
4. Right click your mouse on the highlighted line and choose Toggle.
5. The value should change from FALSE to TRUE.
6. Try logging in to the site again. If you pass this time, you'll go to the signup page. You should be good to go.

by Maurice I on 4. December 2012 - 23:00  (103353)

I found this off another sight and it is great. My computer is an xp3 and all I had to do was switch browser to google and it works fine. Again well worth a look at.

by kendall.a on 4. December 2012 - 4:57  (103334)

Please note that this website requires a relatively new computer and either Firefox or Chrome. It will not work in IE and does not appear to work in Opera either.

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