Each cadaver at the University of North Texas at Fort Worth now comes with an iMac, according to
a Nature article.
This isn’t some new morbid product promotion; it’s all in the name of education. The iMacs are part of the school’s human anatomy program. They’re part of a process in which digital pictures of previous dissections are used build a hi-tech manual that “saves flicking through soggy dissection atlases,” Nature reports.
“It is like Tomb Raider crossed with ER,” the article said. “Students wearing virtual-reality goggles and mitts can study a patient’s head after a car accident, for example.”
Revamping the human anatomy program at North Texas cost US$80,000. However, the hi-tech approach has sliced course times by a quarter, according to Nature.