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VIRTUAL HUMAN BODY

The Virtual Human Body features a lifelike virtual human model. Thanks to its multiple options, it is possible to visualize each system and structure in the human body as well as all the organs associated with them. Systems and structures can be studied separately or in overlapping windows to highlight the links that unite them. For each system or structure chosen, you can select the viewing angle, depth, framing and level of enlargement (zoom tool). Finally, each anatomical structure is linked to an informative label.

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NAVIGATION

The Virtual Human Body includes a thematic menu, located in the left hand portion of the screen, a navigation area, located above the thematic menu, and a main illustration area, which fills most of the screen.

1) Thematic Menu
2) Navigation Area
3) Main Illustration Area

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THEMATIC MENU

Located in the left hand portion of the screen, the thematic menu contains 10 themes that can be subdivided into a certain number of subjects. The theme “Morphology”, for example, contains two subjects: “Male morphology” and “Female morphology”. Start your consultation by selecting a theme and then a subject. The illustration corresponding to your selection will appear in the navigation area, located above the thematic menu, as well as in the main illustration area, which takes up most of the screen. At any time you can select a new theme and a new subject.

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NAVIGATION AREA

The navigation area is located above the thematic menu, in the left hand portion of the screen. It provides a preview of the selected subject and offers various visualization tools allowing you to modify the point of view on the subject. The visualization tools are described below.

1) Zoom tool and zoom frame
The zoom tool, located in the right hand portion of the navigation area, controls the level of enlargement of the illustration appearing in the illustration area. Slide the orange arrow downward to reduce the image, or upward to enlarge it. When you enlarge, a zoom frame appears in the navigation area. To choose the area to be enlarged, move the zoom frame or use the four arrows located above the zoom tool.

2) Depths
The word “depth” appears in the lower right hand portion of the navigation area when more than one layer can be visualized within the same subject or theme. The word “Depth” is followed by a fraction that indicates the number of layers available (denominator) and the visible layer (numerator). Thus, the subject “Heart” in the theme “Cardiovascular system” contains three layers (or cross-sections). To go from one layer to another, simply click on the word “Depth”.

3) View angle buttons (anterior, posterior, lateral, superior and inferior)
View angle buttons, located at the bottom of the navigation area, offer different viewing angles. Only the available viewing angle buttons are active. Thus, in the subject “Male morphology”, you can select anterior, posterior or lateral views. For the subject “Brain” in the theme “Nervous System”, you can select the display buttons of anterior, lateral, superior or inferior views.

4) Interactive navigation button
The interactive navigation button is located in the left hand portion of the navigation area. It allows you to activate the interactive navigation window in the main illustration area.

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MAIN ILLUSTRATION AREA

The main illustration area takes up most of the screen. It allows you to consult the anatomical content corresponding to the options selected in the navigation area and thematic menu.

1) Interactive navigation window
A mobile window can be integrated in the main illustration area to allow interactive navigation. This function allows you to overlap two systems or structures. For example, the main illustration area can display the skeleton while the interactive navigation window displays the muscles. This function thus allows you to visualize how different bones and their musculature are interrelated. To activate the interactive navigation window, click on the interactive navigation button in the navigation area. To make the interactive navigation window disappear, click on the “x” button, located in the upper right hand portion of the window. The interactive navigation button will disappear if no image can overlap the image displayed in the main illustration area.

2) Thematic menu in the interactive navigation window
The thematic menu in interactive navigation window allows you to select a system or structure that will overlap the one displayed in the main illustration window.

3) Depth in the interactive navigation window
The word “Depth” appears in the toolbar of the interactive navigation window when more than one layer within the same subject or theme can be visualized in the interactive navigation window. The word “Depth” is followed by a fraction that indicates the number of layers available (denominator) and the visible layer (numerator). To go from one layer to another, simply click on the word “Depth”.

4) Moving the interactive navigation window
To move the interactive navigation window, click on the icon located on the far left of the window’s toolbar and drag it to the desired location.

5) Resizing the interactive navigation window
You can resize the interactive navigation window as you wish by clicking and dragging the lower right hand corner of the window or by clicking and dragging the left side, right side or bottom of the window. You can also select the predefined sizes button located in the upper right hand corner of the toolbar of the window. This button makes a half-screen window, or the latest size that you have defined, appear.

6) Transparency of the interactive navigation window
A cursor allows you to modify the transparency level of the image displayed in the interactive navigation window. Click on the word “Transparency” to make the cursor appear. Slide the orange arrow downward to make the image more transparent, or slide it upward to make it more opaque.

7) Anatomical terminology and informative label
Use your cursor to select different anatomical structures from the virtual model. Hovering over a structure makes its name appear, while the area it represents turns red. Certain smaller anatomical structures can only be selected when the illustration is enlarged with the zoom tool. Each anatomical structure in the virtual model is linked to an informative label. Click on an anatomical structure to make its informative label appear. The label contains the anatomical term (the name of the part selected), a short definition, and a button that allows you to hear the pronunciation of the term. If the selected structure is a pair organ, such like the eye or kidney, the term will be followed by the letter (R) or (L) for “right” or “left”. Click outside the label to make it disappear.

8) Pair organ button
The pair organ button appears in the upper right-hand corner of the informative label when the anatomical structure selected is present as a pair in the body (for example, the eye, the kidney, the ear, the hand or the femur). As you click on this button, the virtual model repositions itself to display the “twin” organ and its label.

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PRIVACY POLICY

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