Healthline 3D Human Body Viewer

Healthline BodyMaps is an handy tool which provides a set of searchable body maps. It includes colored, interactive maps of everything from the pancreas to the digestive system to the body as a whole.

BodyMaps uses Flash so does not require the download of any additional software. This should make it useful for those of you with older browsers who can’t access Google Body. Will mean you can’t access it on your iPad though 🙁

The interface is reasonaly simple and easy to navigate. You can choose either a male or female body, and mouse over parts of the body to get information on body parts. It’s a shame you can’t view the body in Full-Screen view though.

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Above the central image a row of icons allow you to choose between different system views : muscular, skeletal, etc. Above the figure you can also navigate by search term.

Click on the Body Menu button to reveal a list of body parts – choose any of these for a zoomed in image of that organ – which you can scroll around.For example here’s a close up look at the heart.

The information on health and disease would also make it a handy reference guide for health and fitness topics in Science / PE.

I still think I prefer Google Body, since you can view this in full-screen, but this is a handy alternative.

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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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  1. Healthline Body Maps does something that Google Body cannot–it provides content and perspective on a specific body area.

    On the perspective side, you cannot look up the tricuspid valve or the cornea or other parts inside the body because they aren’t shown. On the content side, BodyMaps explains what you are seeing in manageable language.

    This makes it a useful tool rather than a cool computer science project.

  2. Thanks John. I’m looking at it from two ways. As a way of demontrating the human body on a large screen to a class then Google Body is better – for ease of navigation, and for the full screen ability. For using it for student research then Healthline has the edge.

  3. If you are interested in anatomy there is one more site that tries to
    show this in an easy way in 3D
    you will have to install unity plugin though but it is worth it

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