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Definitive Human helps future surgeons


9 Nov 2015

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has joined Glasgow School of Art’s experts in 3D medical visualisation to develop the ground-breaking virtual model for surgical simulation and dissection.

It builds on the 3D Head and Neck anatomy, which was unveiled by Alex Salmond in April 2013, and is already being used across Scotland in dental teaching.

Work on the skeleton is complete and within the next two years the musculo-skeletal mechanics, viscera and anatomical systems will be completed.

The Definite Human will eventually be made available to more than 22,500 members and students of the Royal College across the world.

The project is supported by NHS Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council.


If there are any issues viewing the videos above, they are downloadable below:

3D foot [WMV - 3,686KB] AND 3D ribs [WMV - 3,674KB]