Since 2005, Google Earth has fascinated people with its realistic and detailed images of our planet. The program enables you to virtually travel and experience nearly every location on Earth—right from your computer.
Now Google has taken this immersive and awe-inspiring experience and applied it to the human body.
With the Google Body Browser, you can investigate every fine detail of the body. The interface is similar to Google Earth—you can zoom in and out and rotate to focus on a feature that sparks your interest. However, the Body Browser has the unique ability to add and remove layers, or in this case, organ systems. For example, if you want to view a muscle, you slide the side layer bar to provide the desired view. If you want to dive deeper to view the digestive system, you continue sliding until the surrounding organ systems are removed. When you click on a muscle, bone or other organ, the Body Browser highlights and identifies your selection.
For anyone currently in a training program, this is a neat tool for learning more about how the body works and the relationship between exercises and muscles. The simple interface and detailed views let you identify even the smallest bone in the body. Also, the built-in search engine can help you find a body part that you may have heard a trainer or friend mention in the weight room but knew nothing about.
View the video above to see the Google Body Browser in action.
You can access the Google Body Browser online using Google’s Chrome web browser.