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  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. We present FlexAR, a kinetic tangible augmented reality (TAR) [5] application for anatomy education in varied learning situations. Learning anatomy is fundamental to every health profession as well as related domains such as performance, physical therapy, art, and animation. For example, dancers need to learn anatomy to care for their bodies and learn to move efficiently. Anatomy has traditionally been taught in two dimensions, particularly for those in non-medical fields such as artists and physical education practitioners. Medical students often gain hands-on experience through cadaver dissections [8]. However, with dissection becoming less practical, researchers have begun evaluating techniques for teaching anatomy through technology. Our goal is to develop TAR interfaces to enhance the effectiveness of learning gross anatomy in group and individual study settings. We believe that once expanded FlexAR could be effective as a standalone or supplementary tool for both group and individual learning.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Saenz, M., Strunk, J., Maset, K., Malone, E., & Seo, J. H.

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  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Saenz, Michael||Strunk, Joshua||Maset, Kelly||Malone, Erica||Seo, Jinsil Hwaryoung

publication date

  • January 2015