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  • Writer's pictureChristele Simeoni

Virtual reality, an alternative to animal dissection for medical students

Animal dissection has long been considered an essential practice for medical and biological students. However, more and more universities and medical schools are looking for more ethical alternatives for anatomy and biology courses. This is where the immersive training in virtual reality comes in, which allows students to practice animal dissection without having to use real animals.

The American company VictoryXR was one of the first to develop a virtual and augmented reality simulator for biology and anatomy classes.

With this technology, students can study the anatomy and biology of animals without having to use real animals. This not only saves the lives of many animals, but also allows us to study the anatomy and biology of rare animals that would otherwise be difficult to access.

The benefits of virtual reality for medical students are many. This saves a lot of animals and is already huge because animal dissection involves the death of many animals, which is ethically debatable.

Using VR, students can practice animal dissection without having to use real animals.

There is also the emotional side, the animal dissection can be very impressive, we all remember these famous biology courses...

By switching to immersive/3D mode, students can practice with the possibility of making mistakes, starting over, without animal suffering.

Virtual reality allows students to benefit from a very realistic image quality. While the first virtual reality videos for biology classes were of average quality, Technological advances now make it possible to produce very realistic videos for these exercises and allow students to better understand the concepts studied thanks to this experience.

Practice animal dissection without using real animals!

We say yes!


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