Labex PERSYVAL contract, sept. 2013 - mars 2017
Living Book of Anatomy
Through the Persyval team we propose to develop the « Living Book of Anatomy » also called LBA to visualize the working/acting body using Augmented Reality techniques. The idea is to capture an user action (limb movement, speech sound or orofacial movement) and to display the muscles responsible for this action and their activation,by superimposing this information onto the user’s body (Augmented Reality). This tool could be used to facilitate learning anatomy for medicine students and to provide an interactive way for general public to discover human anatomy in action. The assumption underlying this work is that experiencing the anatomical knowledge through body action, or embodiment, could make the acquisition of this knowledge easier. We aim at evaluating this hypothesis as well as the interactive designed techniques with medicine students A large collection of accessible data and applications describing anatomy or other medical knowledge are now available, based on advances in numerical sciences and more specifically to the spread of smart phones and tablets in general and more specifically in the clinical world. However, as far as we know, none of these new services and applications bridges the gap between the user’s own body and medical knowledge. A core hypothesis of the LBA project is that the use of Augmented Reality could make the embodiment of knowledge easier by a closer connection between models, knowledge and reality.