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Eastside High School will get an Anatomage convertible table similar to this one displayed at Antelope Valley College in March 2018 for the Biomedical Science Academy. The apparatus is a technologically advanced virtual dissection table.

LANCASTER — Four Antelope Valley Union High School District high schools will get state-of-the art 3D interactive anatomy visualization systems for classroom use in their Career Technical Education programs.

The District will spend $352.219 to purchase four Anatomage Table Convertible units with digital libraries for Eastside High School’s Biomedical Science Academy, and the Sports Medicine programs at Highland, Littlerock, and Palmdale high schools.

The Career Technical Education Department of Educational Services will use a Carl Perkins CTE grant to purchase a table for Eastside High, and K-12 Workforce Grants to purchase the units for Highland, Littlerock, and Palmdale high schools.

District Board members unanimously approved the purchase at the Dec. 12 meeting.

The tables are manufactured by San Jose-based Anatomage Inc. Since Anatomage Inc. Is the only place where the District can purchase the tables, the Board also approved a resolution declaring as much to bypass the typical bid process and get them to students sooner.

The Anatomage Table Convertible, which cost about $88,054 each, is the most technologically advanced, 3D, interactive anatomy visualization system for education.

“It is an all-in-one, touch-interactive display system that provides true anatomy in life-size scale,” according to a summary. “The table resembles an operating table or hospital bed and digitally illustrated anatomical realism allowing students to fully examine the nervous, circulatory, and musculoskeletal systems.”

The purchase price includes equipment, delivery, on-site training, hardware and software troubleshooting support, software upgrades and a five-year warranty.

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