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Competition to Google Body Browser- BodyMaps
Aditya Kochhar | 17 May 2011

On 10 May 2011 GE Healthymagination and Healthline networks have launched Healthline BodyMaps,which is an interactive visual search tool for exploring the human body in 3-D.

ON MAY 10 2011 GE Healthymagination and Healthline networks have launched Healthline BodyMaps,which is an interactive visual search tool for exploring the human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works.
 
Using the detailed 3-D models of body parts-including muscles, veins, bones, and organs-Body Maps offers a new way to visualize and manage one's health. See how the coronary artery delivers blood to the heart, and learn how plaque build-up on artery walls leads to heart disease. Locate the exact location of a pulled muscle or broken bone, and find information on how to prevent injuries. View a cross-section of the human brain, and learn which areas control certain emotions and body functions.
 
By offering rich, detailed anatomical images alongside links to relevant and useful health information, BodyMaps allows one to leam about one's body and one's health in a personalized and revolutionary new way.
 
Some of its features are:
 
1. High Definition 3-D image of the body.
 
2. Textual information about the body.
 
3. Handy mouse roll over feature.
 
4. Scrubber: Rotate the body 360 degrees.
 
5. Features 950+ views of the body
 
6.Featuring videos, tips on staying healthy, information on symptoms and conditions.
 
Unlike Google Body Browser which is based on WebGL Technology BodyMaps utilizes the more widely used Adobe Flash Player
 
Visible Productions, a company that produced the 3D modeling, graphics. aided GE Healthymagination and Healthline networks in development of the product. It offers similar detailed medical images featured on "The Dr. Oz Show," "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America"
 
Aims of the project is to help consumers learn how to remain healthy. For example, a patient can monitor his health and get proper guidance on maintaining good health using this information.