The Hubs platform allows for the creation of customizable 3D virtual spaces. We leveraged this platform to create an immersive educational experience for students at NYU Grossman School of Medicine learning heart anatomy. Users choose avatars to represent themselves in the digital space, and are able to navigate within it using their keyboard and mouse reminiscent of other PC based game environments. When multiple users are present they can communicate by voice and text, and use a pen as a laser pointer to indicate a given structure on the heart or to draw on it.
This project was executed through a collaboration between an anatomy faculty member and a creative technologist utilizing 3D modeling, animation, and staging programs. Click the links below to learn more.