Benjamin C. – BASIS Oro Valley

BASIS Oro Valley Senior Benjamin C.

Creating a Detailed Diagram of the Arm for Medical Study

Project/blog link: Creating a Detailed Diagram of the Arm for Medical Study
BASIS Advisor: Jake Wilhelm
Internship location: Telexis
Onsite Mentor: Mark Lawson, CEO

Project Abstract

My senior project has multiple goals that will contribute to one final product, a detailed interactive model of the human arm on a website. The first, most time-consuming goal is learning HTML and CSS coding languages. I am using Codecadamy and my internship at Telexis to learn these. The next step is to create models of the muscular, cardiovascular, and nervous systems in the right arm, as well as one model of a full arm. Next, I will be porting the three-dimensional model into a website hosted by Telexis. Ideally, I’d like users to be able to select which systems they want to see in the model by selecting the different layers on the side of the model. If time permits, and there aren’t too many bugs when the page launches, I also want to have the main tissue bodies be interactive in a way that shows the most common diseases that affect specific tissues in the arm. The main purpose of this diagram is for medical students to study anatomy by looking at a well-made model to get a sense of where each part of the arm is, instead of just memorizing the name and what the tissue looks like on its own. Until now, there is no well made, three-dimensional diagram of the arm for study, and I want to create one. If it is popular, I may make more models after the project is over.

Creating a Detailed Diagram of the Arm for Medical Study