Online media

3B Smart Anatomy – the new way of learning and teaching human anatomy

3B Scientific launched the innovative concept of combining extensive virtual content with its original anatomical models called 3B Smart Anatomy in July 2019. With this exclusive upgrade, customers have immediate access to 3B Smart Anatomy courses in the award winning Complete Anatomy app and receive a free warranty extension from 3 to 5 years with every anatomy model by 3B Scientific.

The high-tech label that unlocks it all

On each original 3B Scientific® anatomy model, customers will find a smart label with NFC technology and a QR code. This smart label either is located on the base or attached to the model itself as a tag. In order to access all benefits of 3B Smart Anatomy, a quick and secure registration process has been set up. It is initiated upon scanning the label and instantly unlocks all features upon completion of the registration.

The concept of Virtual meets Reality in anatomy education

3B Smart Anatomy has been developed with the concept of Virtual meets Reality in mind. It is an exclusive combination of the extremely realistic anatomical models that can be taken apart for a tactile representation of human anatomy with incredibly detailed virtual models in the multiple-award winning Complete Anatomy app. 3B Scientific has teamed up with 3D4Medical, the specialist in the development of realistic anatomical content in the virtual format of an anatomy app to create an extensive course library of 3B Smart Anatomy courses. 3B Smart Anatomy courses come free with every registered 3B Smart Anatomy model and include 23 anatomy lectures, 117 interactive virtual models and 39 quizzes. The anatomical model that has been rendered in 3D offers the user over 13,000 anatomical parts to create an unprecedented realistic and high resolution content to be accessed anywhere and anytime on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

An exceptional warranty highlights the quality of 3B Scientific® anatomy models

3B Scientific has actively shaped the market for anatomy education with its high quality and detailed anatomical models for many years. The quality standards upheld in every single 3B Scientific® anatomy model and continuing in every 3B Smart Anatomy model are unprecedented. We stand by the promise to continue to supply this level of quality and have decided to offer our customers a FREE warranty upgrade from 3 to 5 years. Read more about our warranty here.

How does 3B Smart Anatomy work?

Registration is free, easy and secure:
Once your registration is completed, you instantly have access to 3B Smart Anatomy courses and the free trial to the full version of the Complete Anatomy app. While the trial for the full version of Complete Anatomy Student Plus lasts for three days, access to all 3B Smart Anatomy courses remain active for a whole year. If you would like to purchase a license to continue to use Complete Anatomy, we recommend going through the 3B Scientific shop at 3bscientific.com/complete-anatomy to receive a 10 % discount.

The Complete Anatomy app is currently available in English, further languages are in the works. If you would like to receive updates about the development of new languages, please sign up for our newsletter here.

With the 3B Smart Anatomy courses, you receive access to 23 anatomy lectures, 117 interactive virtual models and 39 quizzes. These are constantly being expanded to cover even more anatomy course topics.

To stay up to date on the development of 3B Smart Anatomy, simply follow us on social media with #3bsmartanatomy.

If you are working at a teaching institution, we are ready to discuss possibilities to implement a solution to provide the Complete Anatomy app for all educators and students and set up your institution for the future of virtual learning and teaching. For more information, please contact us or check the FAQs for 3B Smart Anatomy.

3B Smart Anatomy FAQ's

One giant step for Anatomy Education

For a limited time, customers may receive an envelope called "Upgrade Kit" with their newly purchased 3B Smart Anatomy model. It includes instructions on how to apply the smart label or the smart tag to your model.

3B Scientific anatomical models with a base:

Image showing how to place upgrade kit on base

Simply peel off the holographic label on the back of the "Upgrade Kit" card and stick it on the base of your model. We recommend placing it in the left corner on top of the 3B Scientific logo. This is the best location for the smart label to be scanned with either NFC or QR technology.

3B Scientific anatomical models without a base:

Image showing how to use hanging tag on models without base

If you have purchased an anatomical model that comes without a base (for example a human skeleton model or a bone model), you will find a hanging tag with an elastic loop to securely attach the tag to your model.

Once you have attached your label to your model, you may scan it to register and activate all 3B Smart Anatomy features. We recommend that you keep your "Upgrade Kit" card for your records as it also contains your unique serial number for reference.

The registration process is fast, easy and secure.

Registration with smart phone or tablet

Showing how to use smartphone for registration

Please make sure that you have either NFC or QR technology on your device. Now place your device over the label to scan the QR code or to scan the NFC information inside the label. Your device will ask you to proceed to the registration page. Please follow the instructions on your screen to complete the registration.

Registration with computer

To register your model or multiple models on your computer, you need the serial numbers printed on the back of your card. Visit 3bscientific.com/register to complete the registration process and follow the instructions on your screen.

Once a model is registered by the owner, the 3B Smart Anatomy features are automatically unlocked. You may now download the Complete Anatomy app with the free 3B Smart Anatomy courses, your free three-day trial to the full version of Complete Anatomy. Your 5-year warranty upgrade is now active.

Anyone who scans the label after the owner has completed the registration of the model will be able to download the app as well. You may ask your students and co-workers to scan the label for them to benefit from the free 3B Smart Anatomy courses.

You can use the 3B Smart Anatomy course for free up to one year. You may upgrade to a full version of Complete Anatomy Student Plus at any time.

We are happy to tell you that all these newly added features for our original 3B Scientific® anatomical models are completely free of charge.

Other than smartphones, 3B Smart Anatomy also works on laptop or desktop, iPads and tablets.

At the moment, they are only available in English but your 3B Scientific team is working on providing them in more languages.

No, so long as the model has been registered by the owner, there are no limits.

iPad iPhone Mac Windows Android

Available on:

  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad (2017 & 2018)
  • iPad mini 4

OS:

  • OS 10.3 or later

Supported accessories:

  • Apple Pencil
  • Keyboard

AR Mode:

  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad (2017 & 2018)

Available on:

  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max

OS:

  • iOS 10.3 or later

AR Mode:

  • iPhone 6S or later

Available on:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

OS:

  • macOS 10.12 or later

Hardware:

  • 64-bit processor

OS:

  • Windows 10 (version 1607, build 14393 or later)

Minimum hardware:

  • Architecture: x86
  • DirectX: DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, Intel Atom x5

Supported accessories:

  • Microsoft Surface Dial
  • Microsoft Surface Pen

System:

  • Compatible with Android devices on Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later.

Minimum hardware:

  • Memory: 2GB
  • System storage: 16GB

Recommended hardware:

  • Memory: 3GB
  • System storage: 32GB

Please let us know and we would be glad to contact your teaching institution to explain about the educational advantages of our products. You may contact your local 3B Scientific Customer Representative here.

Only original 3B Scientific® anatomical models bought after the launch of 3B Smart Anatomy come with a 3B Smart Label.