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10 Best Anatomy Apps

Learning about Human Anatomy provides students with ample opportunity to get hands-on in the classroom. Many anatomy games and apps are made available which have been specifically designed for students studying anatomy or the medical field as a whole to easily learn the anatomy (structure), physiology (function) and pathologies (disorders) of the human body.

If you currently work in the medical field or are a student in the field then you know exactly how important it is to have accurate, handy, and easy-to-use reference tools at your disposal. The following list highlights a number of apps that focus on the human anatomy and offer all kinds of in-depth features, 3D graphics, and content that can certainly help you on an everyday basis. You can choose from basic offerings all the way to high-tech and highly involved offerings.

Whether you’re a student of biology, nursing, medicine or massage, below list of anatomy apps will help you start exploring human body. 

    The most interactive learning experience” is the Arloon Anatomy app tagline and cannot be disagreed with. The app divides the human anatomy in to 8 sections which can be explored by this excellent augmented reality 3D app. In the learn section the user can investigate each section in great detail and 3D. Each structure in each section can then be investigated in greater detail with its physical location and full medical terminology used. A data card is presented to give the user more information. The user can also use a printed glyph or project on to a real body the section of the particular anatomy being investigated. Aimed at secondary school age children the Arloon Anatomy app is an absolutely fantastic resource to learn about the human anatomy in a fun, informative, and scientifically sound way.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Anatomy 3D: Organs is a large, verbose reference app, primarily for secondary school students.. The app provides information on the human anatomy, from the basic cells that make it up to the complex systems of organs that take care of everyday functions. The app presents this information in a number of varied ways, allowing alternative points of view and avenues of understanding. Though it is possibly too textbook-like and has very limited functionality in terms of testing the user’s understanding, this app has received an EAS Certification of 4 Stars.

    Devices: Android


    Learn Muscles : Anatomy Quiz & Reference has been designed to provide doctors, students, physiotherapists, and everyone else with a detailed yet concise point of reference for learning all about the muscles of the human body. If you are looking for a reference tool to learn about muscle groups, then this app is fantastic as it contains information on more than 141 muscle groups, detailing their name, origin, action, audio pronunciation, insertion, and much more. 

    Devices: Android


    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. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This is a 3D Anatomy app that will engage students deeply. The app goes through every single part of the body with over 1247 high resolution images and 300 feature points detailing the parts of the anatomy. At the end of the app there is also a quiz so that students can test their knowledge. The app is excellent for revision. The content goes further than might be required for Biology but it is still interesting, relevant and very useful for school usage.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad , Windows


    Human Anatomy Atlas is a gross anatomy reference app with over 3,400 structures from all systems in the male and female human body.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Learn human anatomy with this app - In this application you will find the following example lectures from our Lectures apps along with 80 sample MCQs from our Anatomy MCQ app:

    • Heart and Pericardium
    • Ankle Joint and Foot Movements
    • Larynx and Laryngopharynx

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Visual Anatomy is a reference app that teaches students about human anatomy and physiology. Students can learn the names and functions of human organs and other structures, as well as terminology and locations related to surface anatomy. Diagrams help students visualize locations of internal body structures, and being able to tap and read about a structure is extremely convenient. The app includes lots of interactive content for students to learn, but most of it is nicely organized by body system. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The Essential Anatomy 5 app for your iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone uses incredible 3D technology to give you a look at the human anatomy in a way you never thought possible. It offers information on the essential anatomy of 10 systems, more than 8,200 anatomical structures, and everything is offered in 3D. It’s easy to see why this is one of, if not the, best anatomy apps out there.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This free version of the app was created by board-certified physicians due to their disappointment in other anatomy apps. The goal of this app is to be an interactive learning resource. Some of the features include hundreds of images, incredibly detailed anatomic notes, live segment classifications, color coded index of anatomic structures, a body localizer tool, and so much more. This app has become popular with other physicians, med students, nurses, chiropractors and other related fields.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This app has been featured and highly praised by various mediums. It’s quite possibly the most comprehensive CT anatomy atlas on the iOS platform. It features a handy search tool, a quiz mode to test your skills, detailed information on over 700 anatomical structures, Latin nomenclature, color coded anatomical structures, over 500 CT views, high resolution CT images, and so much more. This app is extremely comprehensive with all the features you could want from an easy to use, fun anatomical app. It’s easy to see why this app stands head and shoulders above the rest.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    A great free app that allows users to investigate and fly through a 3D rendering of the human skeleton.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This sublime collection of drawings of human anatomy by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Anatomy 4D is a free app that uses augmented reality to let students interact with the human body. Kids must first print out a 4D-enabled image of the human body or heart from the app's Target Library. Then the app uses the camera on the device to bring to life a three-dimensional pulsing image.

    Devices: iPhone iPad



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