Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D
This is one the most visual and informative apps on anatomy that we have seen in a long time. The app deserves an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and subsequently receives EAS Recommended Status.
This is the app that Leonardo Da Vinci wished he had made. It is very comprehensive, exceptionally interactive and a joy to learn from. We were engrossed right from the start.
The app works well as a curiosity for those studying GCSE Biology. However, those who will get a lot from it will be A-level Biology students, university first years in Biology or Medicine as well as those who are interested in natural therapies, massage and yoga as it indicates the major trigger points.
The app is very visual. It explains the muscular-skeletal system in a very clear and organized manner so that you can take all the bits of information in before attempting the quizzes.
In the ‘Viewer’ section, you can see an overview of the body and then touch on each muscle group in order to get more about the action of the muscle, its origin, insertioand nerves, including any specific trigger points (perfect for those learning acupuncture or massage).
The ‘Action’ section provides learners with information on the articulations, movements and relationship that the bones have to the muscles.
We loved watching the videos which provide real-life images of the muscles and bones. Not only was the information very clear and concise, but we felt that it was set out and displayed in a manner that would help us to remember the key points easily and effectively.
Furthermore, the 3D models are great for manipulating the image and rotating it so as to get a better view of the musculo-skeletal features of the foot, hand, head, hand, knee, pelvis, shoulder and vertebrae.
We worked our way through 6 different types of quizzes based on the muscles, bones, labelling o the different parts, the actions of the body parts and a general quiz. The first two quizzes have an adaptive learning component so that the app learns what you may need to revise or re-test. There is also the possibility of creating yourown quizzes so that they fit with learners’ personal learning objectives.
We absolutely loved this app. Any discerning lover of learning would enjoy having this in their collection as much as students of Biology.
From the Developer
An amazing reference for anyone interested in the human musculo-skeletal system. Featuring five different ways to learn about the body: The VIEWER, ACTIONS, 3-D MODELS, six types of QUIZZES, and MEDIA.
VIEWER: The viewer allows you to control a 3D view of the body, with labels that lead to full screen images of 145 muscles each with the name, action, origin, insertion, nerve supply and comments for each muscle. The viewer also includes all the bones with detailed landmarks.
ACTIONS: The best way to learn about muscles is to group them into their actions. In this section, choose from over 37 body actions, and see an animation of the action, with a visual list of muscles that perform that action, plus comments in each section.
3D MODELS: There are seven 3D models, each model allows you to control a body area in 3-D space, with multiple stops along the way that identifying the structures and give comments on each area. Models cover the ankle, knee, pelvis, shoulder, face, hand, and a detailed look at the vertebrae.
QUIZZES: 6 types of quizzes! 18 pages of label matching quizzes where you have to match a name to the correct location. Multiple choice quiz builder that allows you to test the name, action, origin or insertion for each muscle. Skeletal quiz tests your knowledge of each bone name. These two quizzes feature adaptive quizzing which adds your missed answers to the Favorites, allowing you to test yourself on only what you have missed (or create your own quiz on just what you want to learn). The Action quiz tests your knowledge of every joint action in the body. The Spelling quiz tests spelling of muscle and bone names. The general quiz tests your knowledge of general muscle and bone anatomy subjects. You can also email your scores to an instructor or friend.
MEDIA: Thirty beautiful pages of basic muscle and bone info along with common musculo-skeletal conditions. Five imbedded videos (16 minutes) that give the basics of the muscular and skeletal system. These videos cover the arm, torso, face, leg, and fascia.
If you want to experience the future of digital education, this app is a great example of combining beautiful imagery, knowledge and interactivity, utilizing the full power of the iPad.
This app is used at multiple anatomy programs across the country.