Real dissections can be spared for higher degree courses.
The interactive 3D-environment will provide a number of controllable physiological functions, including the motility of muscles and skeletal structures, the uptake and transport of nutrients, pulmonary or gill breathing and vascular circulation. In addition, virtual dissections and real-time comparison of anatomical structures will be enabled.
Our true-to-life virtual compendium of animals will see the light of day by modern VR/AR/MR-Technologies and, in addition, populate Virtual Dissection Tables to allow for a maximum of student-teacher interactions.
However, it should be emphasized that Virtual Zoology is not supposed to fully replace classical practical courses, but is designed to be utilised alongside and will drastically reduce the number of animals needed for graduate and undergraduate teaching.