Hopkinton High School Virtually Exploring Human Body On New Anatomage Table

Photo: Kim Tunnicliffe (WBZ NewsRadio)

HOPKINTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students at Hopkinton High School can now explore the human body with a piece of cutting edge virtual technology.

The school recently purchased an Anatomage Table, a touch screen table that can simulate the anatomy of the human body. Users can dissect 3D, life-sized replications of both human and animal cadavers made up of thousands of computer generated images.

Anatomy teacher Marjorie Billeter told WBZ NewsRadio Wednesday that students can "manipulate the image, turn it over, look at it from the side, look at it down the middle, cut it open, see what it looks like on the inside."

"It just helped me gain perspective on the other parts of the body that might be not as visible on the outside," one student said.

"When you learn about all these different systems, a lot of times you see them separate from each other," said another student. "On the Anatomage table, you can see how they really come together and connect."

Hopkinton High School is one of a handful of high schools in the country to own an Anatomage Table. They were able to buy the table thanks to a grant from the Hopkinton Education Foundation.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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