Holographs used for London medical school teaching tool | The Human Body | Scoop.it

HOLOGRAMS have been tested in front of medicine students as a teaching tool.

The 3D graphic tool was used to demonstrate renal function with a 4m holographic kidney in a lecture at St George's, University of London, the BBC reports.


Dr Kapil Sugand and Dr Pedro Campos developed the images using an illusion called Pepper's Ghost, which uses special lighting and glass or foil to make images look like they are midair.


The human body is a very complext machine. It's very difficult to comprehend and appreciate how a kidney or liver functions, for example, from PowerPoint slides


It cost the pair $16,500 to build a library of full-colour 3D lecture aids, which are generated by three projectors.


But don't expect to see the holographic lecture slides rolling out to universities just yet - a St George's spokesman told the BBC it would cost too much to roll out.

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Via Annie Theunissen