The Development and Evaluation of a 3D Visualization Tool in Anatomy Education


  • Che Soh Said
  • Khairulanuar Shamsudin
  • Ramlah Mailok
  • Rasyidi Johan
  • Hafizul Fahri Hanaif


anatomy education, usability evaluation, virtual reality, visualisation tool, ict in education


The current learning tools are two-dimensional visualization tools, which complicates the construction of mental models of three-dimensional (3D) anatomical structure consisting of the elements of breadth, width, and depth. To overcome this problem, a virtual three-dimentional anatomical visualization tool was developed and evaluated based on virtual reality technology running on the web. The waterfall development model was used to develop the 3D tool which consisted of manipulation and exploration features to facilitate visualization of complex 3D anatomical structure. Eighteen respondents (18) were involved in the experiment to evaluate the usability of the 3D visualization tool. Results showed that the usability of the 3D visualization anatomy tool was high, suggesting its usefulness for teaching and learning of human anatomy.


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Said, C. S., Shamsudin, K., Mailok, R., Johan, R., & Hanaif, H. F. (2015). The Development and Evaluation of a 3D Visualization Tool in Anatomy Education. EDUCATUM Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology, 2(2), 48–56. Retrieved from