You see yourself mirrored on a screen. Unlike a mirror, as you move closer your internal anatomy seems to be revealed, layer by layer. You can see your animated skeleton, muscles, and internal organs move as you move. Is this a new high tech X-Ray machine? Well no, but it’s still pretty cool.
Diana Salles, a visual artist with a background in scientific illustration and video game animation, originally created the Your Anatomy exhibit for a Halloween haunted house. It is far too cool to be experienced just for one holiday, though.
Up to four people can be displayed at once. The system uses a Kinect V2, a rear projection screen, a projector, and a laptop to create the illusion. As you can see in the video below, seeing your animated anatomy is lots of fun!
Diana started her career as a scientific illustrator at the American Museum of Natural History. Later she worked as a video game animator for Tiburon Entertainment. She has worked as an assistant professor of computer animation at Syracuse University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Sam Houston State University.