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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Recommended App - Pocket Body


Our friends from eMedia in Galway (creators of the excellent Pocket Heart app) have just released a brilliant new app for the iPhone and iPad which allows you explore the human musculoskeletal system in extraordinary detail. Pocket Body uses state of the art 3D animation to allow the biology student learn more about the skeleton, muscles and how they interact. According to Mark Campbell of eMedia:
"Pocket Body features a fully anatomically accurate human character with nine layers of musculoskeletal content, enabling the user to navigate from the skin layer through the superficial to deep musculature, and on through to ligaments and the skeleton. In each layer, structures are pinned for identification and associated with each pin is additional concise relevant information including clinical notes. All of the information is presented in an interactive, mobile and accessible format which takes full use of the features of the device on which the app runs (iPhone, iPad or iTouch)"
Pocket Body is perfect for undergraduate students of science but equally useful for Leaving Cert biology pupils and medical professionals. Now, it doesn't come cheap (€11.99 for the iPhone and €15.99 for the iPad) but we think it will be extremely useful as a teaching and learning tool. Before you buy, why not check out their website to see a demo of the app being used. Click here. Another winning app from eMedia! To download Pocket Body for the iPhone click here or the iPad click here.

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