Researchers at a Canadian university unveiled CAVEman, a 4D “human” floating in space, on May 23. Rich with ergonomic features that improve precision, it is expected to take surgical training and planning to new heights while enhancing the study of the genetics of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, muscular sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.
The research team at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, which developed CAVEman, describe it as the most detailed model of a human yet.
CAVEman resides in the CAVE, a cube-shaped virtual reality room, also known as the “research Holodeck,” according to a news release from the faculty. This larger-than-life “human” encompasses more than 3,000 body parts and is projected from three walls and the floor below. CAVEman also plots the passage of time