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Complete Anatomy, an iPad app from 3D4Medical, is designed to teach medical school students human anatomy with a virtual dissectible heart, real-time muscle movement mapping, nerve tracer, and microanatomy models to explore.


In the future, Complete Anatomy will take advantage of the LiDAR Scanner built into the 2020 iPad Pro to add a new feature that will allow healthcare professionals to accurately and instantly assess the range of motion of patients who are recovering from an injury or surgery.

The feature is demoed in a YouTube video featuring Irene Walsh, the chief design officer at Complete Anatomy. According to Walsh, there has been no standardized way to measure range of motion, a problem solved with the iPad Pro's LiDAR Scanner.

Using the new 2020 iPad Pro, Complete Anatomy is able to view movements in three dimensions, using motion capture to identify which movement a person is doing. Movements are paired with 3D muscle animations, providing information on the primary muscles required to carry out the action.

Walsh says that the upcoming version of Complete Anatomy on the iPad "has the potential to transform the medical community of the future."

The LiDAR Scanner feature is coming to the Complete Anatomy app in the near future, though no specific release date is provided. So far, few apps are able to take advantage of the LiDAR Scanner, but previews like these give us an idea of just how powerful of a tool it will be when implemented by developers.

Rumors suggest that iPhones set to be released in 2020 will also include a similar 3D scanning LiDAR feature, which would allow Apple's iPhones and iPad Pro models to be used for more advanced and exciting augmented reality functions.

Article Link: Complete Anatomy App Will Use LiDAR in iPad Pro to Measure Range of Motion After Injury
 
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Enclavean

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This app is fantastic, use it every week. Imagining the movement of muscles isn’t always as easy as it looks, this is by far the best use I’ve seen of the LiDAR so far.
 

mattopotamus

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very cool feature and definitely a pro level use. When you see these types of videos it justifies the cost, but also makes you realize they added the LiDAR camera and didn't tack on a premium. The margins must be huge on iPads.
 
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alpi123

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Why don't people capitalize the "i" in LIDAR? Nobody writes RaDAR.
Well, Apple advertises as LiDAR and that's how the press will write it. It looks better than all capitalized, but is it the correct way - idk.
 

MauiPa

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very cool feature and definitely a pro level use. When you see these types of videos it justifies the cost, but also makes you realize they added the LiDAR camera and didn't tack on a premium. The margins must be huge on iPads.
I guess you derive this because the cost of the LiDAR is so much? I am curious how much does it cost? I personally am guessing not very much, but hey, I am basing that on absolutely nothing too
 

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I have this app even though it is not really helpful for me. This app is amazing but unfortunately they do not have good apps for us dentists. We are used to use apps that take ages to get an update, crazy pricing and unnecessary complex user interfaces.

I could manage my dental practice with a good database app in my iPad Pro or iMac, unfortunately again, I can’t find any. TapForms is not designed for teams, FileMaker is complex.
 

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The potential for AR is huge and is already being used in medicine, surgery, design, sports, industrial inspection, interior design, architecture, training, education and more.

There was an interesting piece that I read a while ago, about how AR will train new certified ASE technicians through ‘live demos’. If you think about how advanced vehicles are today with ECM‘s, completely computerized management, EV advancements, ect, this type of technology almost makes it necessary to train on something so diverse. To be honest, it’s completely over my head at this point, but what a time to be alive to see this type of technology flourish now, Imagine What it will be five years from now. Massive potential for this market, and all the other facets you indicated.
 

LeadingHeat

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I’m excited to see how other app developers utilize this. LiDAR is going to be some impressive hardware if used correctly
 

citysnaps

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There was an interesting piece that I read a while ago, about how AR will train new certified ASE technicians through ‘live demos’. If you think about how advanced vehicles are today with ECM‘s, completely computerized management, EV advancements, ect, this type of technology almost makes it necessary to train on something so diverse. To be honest, it’s completely over my head at this point, but what a time to be alive to see this type of technology flourish now, Imagine What it will be five years from now. Massive potential for this market, and all the other facets you indicated.

I saw something related to that a year or so ago. Where an auto mechanic wearing AR glasses (or maybe it was a tablet - don't remember) could diagnose and repair cars, and bring up technical documents overlaid on different parts/subassemblies under the hood, as needed; with recommenced procedures and tests to perform. Seems Chilton should be all over that.

I know that's also done in human surgery, industrial plant/building inspection/troubleshooting, etc.

Just thinking out loud, with respect to auto diagnosis, I could see using a tablet's microphone to help automatically diagnose problems based on the characteristics of sounds emitted; bearings (engine, alternator, power steering, etc), misfires, water pumps, loose belts, and on and on.
 
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mattopotamus

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I guess you derive this because the cost of the LiDAR is so much? I am curious how much does it cost? I personally am guessing not very much, but hey, I am basing that on absolutely nothing too

I know LiDAR is only a feature on high end cameras, so was going solely based on that. A quick google search says the cost has been dropping over the last year or so, but still is $100 on a very low end. For Apple to add something that possibly cost them $100+, if not more, and kept the cost the same the margins must be great.
 

omenatarhuri

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I wonder how accurate this thing is. Could be a really interesting option instead of wearable analytics.
 

citysnaps

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I know LiDAR is only a feature on high end cameras, so was going solely based on that. A quick google search says the cost has been dropping over the last year or so, but still is $100 on a very low end. For Apple to add something that possibly cost them $100+, if not more, and kept the cost the same the margins must be great.

I suspect the cost is far less than that as the sensor is an Apple design and only fabricated by others. And no doubt in large volumes.

Also, as the iPad itself is a mature design, there are economies to be had with other components over time, also purchased in large volumes.

I don’t see why iPad’s margin would deviate much from Apple’s average 37% GPM.
 
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