Google’s “body browser” is an interactive tool that maps out human anatomy with high technology. Google Body Browser aims to exhibit the average person that beauty goes much further than skin deep. Anyone with a computer and a compatible browser can use Google Body Browser to gain 3-D insight into their own internal condition.
Going beneath your skin using the body browser
You will start Google’s Body Browser with an image of a woman. She is dressed in workout clothes too. She does not end up naked by any means. But to focus on a particular area of the human body, zoom in and peel back successive tiers to expose muscles, organs, arteries, veins, bones and nerves. Much like Google Maps, you can select a “labels” function that provides notes on all the various parts and pieces displayed. The Google Body Browser lets you do such things as watch how joints work and trace the flow of blood through the heart.
Displacing current anatomy software package
There will most likely be a lot of Google Body Browser seen soon. Students and doctors will probably replace research tools with it. Soon a medical museum may be seeing Gray’s Anatomy. It might no longer be used. Several might lose their business. Primal Pictures and Visible Body are examples of 3-D developers that might lose out. Doctors could use it as an online educational tool or as a visual aid in video conferences with patients and colleagues. There could be regular updates done by Google in order to add functions. These will include showing how surgeries repair damaged joints as well as the progression of diseases in the body.
Ways body browser can be utilized
Google Body Browser is a WebGL application. WebGL is default-enabled within the beta 9 version of Google Chrome. Other browsers reported to be compatible with WebGL contain Chrome Canary Build and Firefox 4. WebGL is available in Google 8 but needs to be enabled by typing “about:flags” within the address bar, clicking “Enable” next to “WebGL” and then clicking “Restart now.” Once you are enabled, Google Body Browser doesn’t need Flash, Java or any other plug-ins.