Deakin University Optometry Department within the Faculty of Medicine wanted to provide an app for its students to be able to visualise in 3-D the eyeball and its constituent parts. The app needed to be compatible with a range of phone and tablets (both Android and IOS).
Students can get a 3-D image on their phone or tablet. They can see labels of the component parts of the eye. They can rotate the views and zoom in and out of the model. Students can separate components of the eye (eg veins and arteries). As well as exploring the structure of the eye, students can learn through specific questions about the eye. This is a far superior way of learning than conventional 2-D drawings.
In addition the platform allows for assessment of students based on their answers to specific eye-related questions. This project won the Vice Chancellor’s award for innovation.