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View Resource Andreas Vesalius: De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Northwestern University recently launched an online edition of On the Fabric of the Human Body, 16th century Europe's "most detailed and best illustrated atlas of the human body" produced by Andreas Vesalius, whose work changed the course of medical history. Daniel Garrison and Malcolm Hast, who have spent over a decade (and counting) translating the Fabrica, are making their work available online...

http://vesalius.northwestern.edu/
View Resource Explore Cornell: The 3D Body Scanner

Body scanning is a focus of research at Cornell University that uses three-dimensional visualization technology to create accurate digital models of the human body, with the goal of enabling cost effective, custom-fit apparel. This Web site describes the process of capturing a 3D image and how it can be applied to enhance online shopping. The section called Virtual Try-On illustrates how "a...

http://bodyscan.human.cornell.edu/scene0037.html
View Resource NYU Movement Group

The NYU Movement Group ("a new incarnation of the former Stanford Movement Group") is "dedicated to the analysis and animation of all forms of human movement." They describe their research as a program that is "at the boundary between computer science, dance, performance art, animation, medical research, and other uses of motion capture technology." Images and brief overviews provide additional...

https://movement.nyu.edu/
View Resource BBC: Science & Nature: Human Body and Mind-Interactive Body

The BBC is well regarded around the world for its fine news reporting and in recent years, equally well known for its educational websites. This very fine interactive website produced as part of the network's online Science & Nature site allows visitors to explore the human body through a series of interactive activities. Visitors can select the gender of the body they wish to view and then...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/3dj...