I’ve always been fascinated by how the body works and so I really enjoyed studying anatomy and physiology as a physiotherapy student many moons ago. An Irish company has now come up with a novel way to visualize how the human body works. Learning has never been so much fun!
An award-winning Interactive Media Design company, eMedia in Galway (creators of the excellent Pocket Heart app) have developed a brilliant new web app, Pocket Body which brings science to life.
Pocket Body is a novel way to visualize how the human body works, in 3D. The information is presented in an interactive, mobile and accessible format which will help biology students, healthcare professionals and the general public, in visualizing the complexities of the human body. It contains a learning programme with a built-in quiz as a self-test capability, to assist in learning and exam preparation. It also has potential for use in patient education.
So, whether you’re a student needing to learn, understand and memorize all of the anatomical features and functions of the human body, or a health care professional looking for a novel way of communicating a diagnosis or procedure to a patient, colleague or trainee, this creative new software will facilitate you…
Pocket Body will be available on the Apple platform for the iPod, iPhone, iTouch and the new iPads. It costs between €11.65 and €15.50.
While researching this post, I came across a great website The Frog Blog which has been created by two science teachers at St. Columba’s College, Dublin and provides a brilliant online resource for the promotion of science. The blog is frequently updated with science news stories from all over the world and contains a wide range of articles in a wide variety of subjects, from astronomy to technology to zoology.
The Frog Blog has been nominated for an Irish Web Award in the Best Education and Third Level Website category. Good luck guys!
The Irish Web Awards 2010 take place at the Mansion House in Dublin, on 16th October, 2010.