Students getting a head start thanks to 3D model

Metro

One of the most accurate models of human anatomy has been unveiled.

The 3D computer model of a human head and neck, with the skeleton, nervous system and muscles, has been created to help medical training.

Students will be able to interact with the head to develop an understanding of anatomy and learn techniques and procedures.

The NHS Education for Scotland project also developed an interactive dental injection simulator which allows trainees to physically feel what it is like to give patients a local anaesthetic.

Designed by the Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio, the model was created by digitally scanning a real human head.

As well as laser scanning a dissected cadaver, designers joined with academics and surgeons to gather accurate information.

Prof Paul Anderson, DDS director, said: ‘This will revolutionise the training of healthcare professionals and improve patient safety.

‘Our software works with a keyboard and mouse…

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