When I was a kid there was a toy called the Visible Man–basically a transparent plastic model that revealed the skeletal structure, muscles, circulatory system and other parts of the body.Â I begged Santa Claus (or was it my parents?) to give it to me for Christmas. But much to my disappointment it wasn't among the presents I got. Maybe that's why I didn't become a doctor.
For today'sÂ wired kids, there's no need for parents to spend a cent on this human model. The other day Google Labs released its latest marvelÂ just in time for the holidays.
Body Browser is the 21st version of the Visible Man, except in this case it's a woman. Equal time, I suppose. Not only can you strip away her skin to reveal all of her internal organs and systems, but you can search for body parts, zoom into the 3D model and undoubtedly do all kinds of other things I haven't yet discovered.
To use Body Browser, you'll need a web browser with WebGL support. Don't worry what this is exactly. Once you land on the site, you'll be prompted to download Google's Chrome browser that includes this plug-in. It's worth the effort. Happy browsing and Happy Holidays!