INSIGHT HEART educates through an AR expedition inside the heart
Many innovative companies have been founded around the incredible potential augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed-reality have in training medical students—especially because it brings text-book learning to life.
In line with this, INSIGHT HEART is one impressive example of these innovations. INSIGHT HEART is just as it sounds: it is a virtual expedition inside the human heart using holograms instead of photos, and interactivity instead of video. To kick off their medical education apps series, ANIMA RES launched Insight Heart on the Apple App Store and Microsoft Store. It is just one in a long line of planned medical education apps from the Germany-based company, and it’s already making an impact.
The launch was a huge medical education milestone for ANIMA RES. Their INSIGHT HEART made them one of the first companies in the world to offer an augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) app for medical education, and they promised in their press release that “there is more to come”.
Meet ANI, your mixed reality guide
Once a learner has launched INSIGHT HEART, they will be taken on a mixed reality tour of theheart anatomy alongside “ANI”. ANI is a friendly and informative voice that guides users through the various functions of the heart. Learners are able to control the app via voice control or gestures. The unique and thoughtful medical education design makes it an intuitive way for learners to better understand the human heart.
For a closer study, learners are also able to zoom, rotate, and scale the high-quality 3D mixed-reality holograms thanks to the high-resolution, like-like model that floats in front of them. While exploring, the heart is also beating in real time which is reflected both visually and audibly through an EKG simulation. This is accompanied by very impressive visual effects of artery hypertension, partial fibrillation, and myocardial infraction
It’s just the beginning for mixed reality medical education
ANIMA RES is confident that this app, and the ones they have planned to follow, will revolutionize the way medical students are trained. And, considering that this first app gave incredible insight into both the company’s abilities and immersive qualities, it’s likely that vision will prove to be true. For now, however, ANIMA RES is hard at work on their upcoming medical apps that plan to give new views into various anatomical and biological functions of the body. Using augmented and mixed-reality simulations, learners get a front-row up-close view of human anatomy where they are free to explore and study.
INSIGHT HEART is available for free using ARKit on the Apple App Store and using Mixed Reality for HoloLens on the Microsoft Store .