ERIC Number: EJ1059129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Development of an Interactive Anatomical Three-Dimensional Eye Model
Allen, Lauren K.; Bhattacharyya, Siddhartha; Wilson, Timothy D.
Anatomical Sciences Education, v8 n3 p275-282 May-Jun 2015
The discrete anatomy of the eye's intricate oculomotor system is conceptually difficult for novice students to grasp. This is problematic given that this group of muscles represents one of the most common sites of clinical intervention in the treatment of ocular motility disorders and other eye disorders. This project was designed to develop a digital, interactive, three-dimensional (3D) model of the muscles and cranial nerves of the oculomotor system. Development of the 3D model utilized data from the Visible Human Project (VHP) dataset that was refined using multiple forms of 3D software. The model was then paired with a virtual user interface in order to create a novel 3D learning tool for the human oculomotor system. Development of the virtual eye model was done while attempting to adhere to the principles of cognitive load theory (CLT) and the reduction of extraneous load in particular. The detailed approach, digital tools employed, and the CLT guidelines are described herein.
Descriptors: Anatomy, Visual Aids, Models, Human Body, Computer Uses in Education, Medical Education, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Computer Interfaces
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