Virtual Reality for Medical Training

September 1st, 2012 - Ongoing

Categories: Applications, Education, Virtual Medicine, VR

Medical training application in EVL’s CAVE2
Medical training application in EVL’s CAVE2


To show medical illustrators and educators the value of virtual reality for medical training, the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago mocked up a 3D skeleton, complete with body organs, including the heart, lungs, and intestines, that students could manipulate on the walls of the CAVE2™ System. Datasets used are publicly available on the web. An EVL student lies on a bench in front of the walls for added effect. EVL’s OmegaLib software is used to display the 3D model in the CAVE2 System.