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In a distant future, doctors might use augmented reality to peer inside patients and help diagnose ailments. For now, though, we’ve got t-shirts.

Virtuali-Tee, an augmented reality t-shirt that’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, brings tech and biology together by printing a coded pattern on apparel. When viewed through a related mobile app called Curiscope, the shirt comes to life, revealing the virtual internal organs of its wearer.

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The virtual organs are anatomically correct, meaning it can be used just as a fun party trick, or in classrooms for education. Body parts and systems are labeled in the app, too.

For a more in-depth view, the app can also be used with a virtual reality headset to explore human anatomy from inside the body. (That software is separate from the t-shirt.)

The Virtuali-Tee has just two days left to be funded on Kickstarter. The project’s creators are seeking $96,957, and are about $8,000 shy of their final goal.

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