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      ‘Skin on … Skin off’

      LIQUONA’s interactive body map

      How interactive visuals are helping healthcare professionals consume content

      Leaflets are so pre-pandemic! Dynamic 3D body maps with toggle options are in, in 2021!

      As medical practices constantly evolve, so too must the training and information materials for practitioners. Here at Liquona, we always believe in taking a visual-centric approach to communications.

      When our client required medical dosing information for their product to be accurately communicated to healthcare professionals, we made a 3D body map to do the job.

      The Future of Learning

      We created an interactive 3D model of the human body. The user can rotate the body and toggle the skin on or off to reveal the muscle structure underneath. To organise the content, the body is split into clickable muscle zones, from where the user can navigate to individual injection hot spots. Each of these serve up specific technical information about that muscle and the treatment it can receive. Impressive, right!?

      Most communication in non-verbal

      How do you see all muscles, since some are covered by others, you ask? Well, each muscle can be explored visually, zoomed in and rotated around, users can see where a muscle sits in the body and if it is obscured by another muscle. That muscle temporarily goes semi-transparent to enable the underlying muscle to be seen in situ.

      It’s now well known that visuals are proven to improve user engagement and learner recall, compared to less visual approaches. Actively pushing users to engage with learning material, whether that’s through an interactive toggle video, or 360 3D models like this one, means the user engages with the data more efficiently (Schwan and Riempp, 2004). 

      Building the Body… Warts and All

      So how did we make an interactive 3D rotating, anatomically correct human model with injection hotspots and muscle zones?

      Coding, coding, and… Oh yeah, more coding (and lashings of design work too actually). But the end result is a tailored web app that dynamically renders in a user’s browser, meaning they do not need to download the app, they just visit the experience online via a url – just as you would visit any website.

      3D map of the human body. Skin can be toggled on or off, for use of healthcare practitioners

      A visual representation of the Liquona team trying to cool down in the heatwave.


      Our team worked with a licensed human body model which we adapted to be more anatomically correct, before creating and separating the muscles we were interested in.

      We call our body map an example of our BodyMapz service, where we tailor the visuals of the human body to illustrate medical information for your product or specialist area, no matter what it is. We can show how your product is administered, and show the muscles, veins, bones, nervous system or organs that are of interest for your product.

      If a highly visual approach makes seems to make sense, whether for your healthcare communications or indeed in any sector, just ask us for ideas (we’ll have plenty).


      Like what you see? Check out some of our other interactive projects here
      If you want to see how we make Web Apps, then watch our short video here