'Caveman' provides 4d rendering of the human body



Canadian researchers have developed ‘Caveman’, a 4 dimensional model of the human body – the fourth dimension being time – which is so huge that over 3,000 distinct body parts are accessible. The viewing booth involves 3D goggles and a game-style joystick. “We say that killing monsters is fun, but curing cancer is more important,” commented Andrei Turinsky, a mathematician and computer scientist at the Visual Genomics center. ‘Caveman’ will allow researchers to develop greater understanding of diseases like cancer, diabetes, muscular sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. [GT]

Researchers show off virtual human in 4D

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