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May 14th, 2013
Essential Skeleton

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App By::
3D4Medical.com
Version:
iPad (not iPad 1)
Price:
Free

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On May 14, 2013
Last modified:May 14, 2013

Summary:

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

This app, which has been designed from the ground up for the iPad, provides an interactive 3D skeleton that the user can fly through.  You can zoom in and rotate around it either as a whole skeleton or using the menu select or remove various elements of the skeleton or individual bones.  By clicking on individual bones it shows the name and highlights it.  There is also the functionality to draw on the skeleton using a pen which can be used to annotate it temporarily or highlight an area.  There is also a simple quiz where you have to match the name to the highlighted bone.

All in all it’s a great app that spans many learning levels from young children where its visual nature helps them understand the bones in their body, to secondary level where there may be a need to learn the individual bones and how they fit together.

The graphics are very high quality 3D renderings of each bone and look great on the iPad and projected onto a larger screen.  As a free app this is aimed to lead users into the payware version (Essential Anatomy) that also includes the anatomy for 7 systems including the skeleton.  However, even as a stand alone app focused on the skeleton it is of great educational value.

Click here for a review of the Essential Anatomy app.

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