3D Web-Based Anatomy Computer-Aided Learning Tools
Department of Computer Science, University of Petra, Jordan
Abstract: The advancements in computer graphics and the establishment of the world wide web as an ubiquitous repository of information have facilitated the creation of computer-aided learning tools that have wide accessibility. When such applications offer information about human anatomy, three-dimensional representations of such information are highly valuable to the learner in exploring the human organs in 3D and understanding the spatial relationships between them. This paper presents two computer-aided learning tools that utilize 3D web technologies to assist students in understanding human anatomy and physiology.
Keywords: Computer-aided learning, anatomy and physiology information, VRML, Java 3D, world wide web.
Received April 17, 2004; accepted July 17, 2004