eMedia Interactive, a medical education app publisher based in Galway, Ireland, has just released Pocket Brain, a fully searchable interactive 3D atlas of the human brain, for the iPhone and iPad. The app is the third offering from eMedia, who we have been following over the last number of years on Medgadget, and the offering is the latest addition to their Pocket Anatomy suite of apps.
The software features some excellent visuals and a seamless 3D navigation interface which choreographs very nicely to “If I only had a Brain,” as can be seen from the quirky demo video below.
We were fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of Pocket Brain when we visited eMedia earlier this year. The app contains eight layers of neuro-anatomy included along with cross sections, nerve pathways and clinical cases. The navigation interface is similar to Pocket Anatomy with anatomical structures in each layer pinned for identification, almost like a virtual dissection room. Each “pin” contains relevant functional, clinical and anatomical data as well as a user notes section.
The press release provides a little more detail on the app:
- Comprehensive neuro-anatomy content available on demand through your iOS device (regardless of wi-fi or 3G access).
- 30,000 words of supplementary detailed anatomical content to supplement your existing course material.
- Interactive clinical cases.
- Intuitive navigational system, so you don’t have to scroll through a long list and menus.
- Multiple quiz types and options, enabling you self-test at your own pace.
- Ability to make your own notes within the app
The app is targeted towards both neuro-anatomy students and clinical professionals and has just been released on the iTunes app store.