If you are a biology or anatomy student, then you are going to love Google Body. Google Body is the new innovative and exciting idea from Google. Using Google Body anyone can browse through various parts of human body. You can select female or male human body, select any organ, select skeleton, zoom in and even share your findings on twitter and Google buzz. The Google Body uses WebGL technology and is therefore only supported on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. To start your adventure of exploring the human body anatomy, use Firefox (version 4 or above) or Google Chrome (version 10 or above) and visit http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/.
Google Body downloads a considerable amount of data for the first time, so you may not see anything in your browser window for a few seconds (or many minutes if you have a slower connection). Once the data is downloaded, then downloading is no longer required for the current session. When you open the Google Body site for the first time, you are shown a female body by default. You can rotate the human body as you like at any angle using your mouse and dragging the body. You can zoom in and out using the plus and minus buttons on your keyboard. If you want to select a male model body, you can easily select from the left side menu.
On the left side, is a menu with a slider. The menu has different steps like full body, muscles, bones, heart arteries, nerves and brain etc. You have to slide the slider down and the anatomy level would change accordingly. For example, if your slide it down to the muscular-arm like icon on, you can see the muscles, blood vessels and bones in the body. The same is true for different levels.
If you click on an organ or a body part, then you can see the name of that organ. For example, if you click on the small intestines, then it will show the name small intestines. This is very useful for beginner students to learn about human body anatomy.
Google Body also has links given in the right-side menu from which you can select various systems and groups of body parts like reproductive system, arteries, urinary system etc. This will zoom in and show the selected system in great detail. In the following picture, I selected reproductive system for the human female body.
Google Body is still being developed in the Google Labs and therefore may possibly have some bugs. Also you may expect many more features to be added before the Google Body is delivered to the public. Whatever happens, Google Body is going to be very helpful for the young zoology students to learn about human anatomy.