While it is of undoubted importance that medical students understand the theory behind surgical procedures, disease pathology, and human anatomy, they must also understand the real life implications. Augmented Reality technology allows
medical training to become much more interactive and immediate, helping trainee physicians quickly join the dots from the theory in their books and white papers to the real world consequences.
For instance, apps can be used to overlay and display anatomical information on a 3D-printed human skeleton, allowing the student to revise the names of the bones, while offering a better understanding of how the human body operates.
And AR can even be used to add interactive and valuable elements to the textbooks themselves. Instead of viewing a 2D illustration of the human heart, by simply placing an AR app over the specific page in the book, this can become
a 3D beating heart, with more detail than could ever be offered by a simple diagram or photograph.