Zygote Media Group
Zygote Media Group is a 3D human anatomy content and technology company. Formed in 1994, with initial emphases on anatomically accurate 3D human models for the entertainment industry, the company has since specialized in enhanced visualization of human anatomy and life sciences.
Zygote licenses its comprehensive library of 3D human anatomy models for animation, simulation, rendered illustrations, engineering and analysis. Zygote also provides specialized services in the development of life science-related software and content.
In collaboration with Google, Zygote created Google Body, a fully 3D interactive anatomical atlas. With the sun-setting of Google Labs, the product was re-branded Zygote Body. Zygote continues to support Zygote Body as a free service for medical professionals, patients, educators, students and anatomy enthusiasts.
New technology utilizes Zygote anatomy for finite element analysis and computer simulation. These simulations and analyses provide vital information in studying product and environmental effects on the human body. Usage includes fluid dynamics of the heart and blood vessels, bone stress under loading, vehicle safety systems and medical product design and testing.
In 2000, the art and hobbyist division was spun off as Digital Art Zone, now DAZ Productions.