Visible Body is a Boston-based team of biomedical visualization experts, software developers, editors, writers, and anatomy enthusiasts who are on a mission to make teaching and learning visually engaging and interactive.
To date, millions of people around the world have used our products in multiple languages via the web and various devices.
Our inspiration for the content we make comes from the dynamic world of 3D games and the accessibility of mobile devices, like smartphones, so learning can happen anywhere. Our compelling and highly accurate visualizations launch education far beyond written text, flat images, and plastic models.
Accuracy is critical in creating and sharing our content with the world. After all, meaningful learning can happen only with credible and comprehensive resources. Since science is not a fixed thing, we constantly update our content to reflect the most up-to-date and widely accepted scientific knowledge.
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Every one of our 3D models, animations, and illustrations is created by our in-house team of biomedical visualization experts, who hold advanced degrees in the art and science of communicating complex biology.
Our process for content creation and release is stringent. Once our in-house team has created new content, it is reviewed by an outside team of professors and professionals who have particular expertise that matches what is being reviewed. Our team discusses critiques and recommendations with the outside team, then refines the content as needed. Before it’s released for the public, finalized content is further reviewed by a test group of expert users. If something doesn’t pass muster, it is not released until it does!
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Millions of people all over the world have used Visible Body apps and software, including students, educators, medical professionals, patients, and anyone interested in learning about how their own body works and the science of our everyday world. Our customers include institutions such as universities, hospitals, high schools, and libraries.
Visible Body’s content and software is only as good as the people who use it to educate. We are incredibly proud of the community our user base has created in the education world.
Educators who use Visible Body in their classes have seen a marked improvement in student performance. Grades skew higher when students use Visible Body content as part of lessons and homework and they retain more of the material than they would have using a regular textbook.
Dr. Cindy Harley of Metropolitan State University conducted a study across five institutions using Visible Body and determined that not only did students perform better, but that class withdrawal rates dropped significantly.
In creating content, we are in constant conversation with our customer base; many of these professors and healthcare practitioners send us suggestions for improvements, corrections, or new ideas. We greatly appreciate all those who contribute their time and expertise. This list includes a small snapshot of recent reviewers.
Visible Body is a U.S.-based company located in greater Boston, a recognized center of medical innovation. Boston's world-renowned universities, hospitals, and technology firms provide a fertile ground for ideas, talent, and collaboration.
Our in-house team is made up of:
Visible Body is headed by brothers CEO Andrew Bowditch and CFO Matthew Bowditch. Building upon the success of the educational publishing business they founded 20 years ago, Visible Body was launched in 2007 and remains a privately held, independent venture.
Here at Visible Body, virtual anatomy and physiology is created by real human beings. We do not outsource our core work. Instead, you'll find us all working, creating, and exchanging ideas side by side in a creative, dynamic environment. Our employee base is made up of specialists in:
We have assembled an extraordinary collection of professionals working together to transform how the world sees, learns, and teaches anatomy and physiology. We were the first company to allow users to interact online with a detailed 3D human body model, and we were the first to offer true 3D anatomy apps on mobile devices. With 20 years in the rearview mirror and many other firsts to come, we are looking for additional smart, skilled and passionate people to join us on our journey along the cutting edge.
While our apps and software are used across the globe, our team is situated just outside of Boston, a city known for its world-class universities, hospitals, and technology companies. We draw on the energy and expertise of our environment to do what we do at the highest level possible. Our offices in Newton, Massachusetts, are easy to get to for city-dwelling employees who use public transportation, as well as for those driving in from other locales.
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