‘Human Atlas‘ has been unleashed on the iPhone App store. It is basically a collection of medical animations useful for explaining disease processes and treatments to patients.
The Blausen Human Atlas iPhone digital resource tool is derived from Blausen’s proprietary medical animation library, containing over 7,000 individual animations and 13,000 illustrations. The atlas is available in ten languages and is internationally recognized as unequaled in the field of medical illustration.
The Human Atlas covers 15 general medical topics including Cancer, Circulatory, Digestive, Ear, Endocrine, Eye, Immune, Muscular, Nervous, Pediatric, Reproductive, Respiratory, Skeletal, Skin and Urinary, each with an average of ten animations.
The animations are narrated and are explained on a 6th-grade reading level. Not particularly useful for the practicing pathologist, but I’ll support any educational tool that teaches patients a thing or two about anatomy! Educational pamphlets, you better watch out!
An additional thought, it would be cool if you could transfer the animations specific for the patient’s condition to the patient’s iPhone for them to take home with them (idea (c)2009 Karl Robstad!)… 😉
UPDATE: Add another anatomy iPhone app to the gathering heap:
I always hated those Weigert’s anyway… 😉