Educational Technology Exhibits

Join us at the Medicine X | Ed technology hub to experience new educational technologies and assess their potential to enhance learning for yourself. The technologies below will be demonstrated at Stanford Medicine X | Ed.

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Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table

The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. It has been featured in the TEDTalks Conference, PBS, Fuji TV, and numerous other journals for its innovative approach to anatomy presentation. The operating table form factor combined with Anatomage’s radiology software and clinical content provides a unique experience for the medical learner.


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Oculus Rift VR

Stanford Clinical Anatomy Department
Virtual Reality is quickly rising as a hot topic in the gaming world, and we see tremendous implications for education of both students and patients. We shrink the viewer down to a microscopic size and virtually fly through the body as if on a Disney amusement ride, complete with a tour guide providing narration. Our tools allow us to create a tour of any part of the body, though we currently have an ear tour, and hand/wrist tour. The reaction we have seen from this demonstration is remarkable, because it is so immersive and such an unusual perspective of the body. Medical Residents have even remarked that they hadn’t understood the anatomy as well until after taking a tour like this.



CliniSpace offers the next generation of training environments for healthcare professionals – immersive, authentic, 3D virtual environments that replicate the familiar surroundings of daily work. SimTabs is a new iOS native application designed to bring case-based simulated learning to mobile medical learners.


zSpace Virtual Holographic Display

Stanford Clinical Anatomy Department
The zSpace display is a “virtual holographic display,” which, by virtue of built-in head-tracking, and with natural stylus-based interaction, gives the 3D models a physical presence. We are currently using the system as a virtual dissector, allowing students or faculty to take apart the models, with labels and annotations giving them reference. Clinicians who have experienced this see the possibilities for immersive patient education experiences using models that compare normal and pathological anatomy. Specifically, Stanford’s Ear Clinic, Eye Clinic, Hand Clinic, and Plastic Surgery Clinic have expressed demand for simulations and patient education content on this display.

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