“Essential Anatomy 3 (is) a powerful and comprehensive 3D anatomy atlas. This anatomy app has a 3D model with an excellent level of detail.” Tufisio.net
“It is difficult to imagine a more effective tool for visualising and learning of the human body than this program.” iLand
“This series of apps are the best in terms of visuals, detail and functional quizzes. I also have visible anatomy atlas 2 and much prefer the Stanford based apps. Amazing for medical students!” Todd Miller (iTunes Review)
“The 3D anatomy engine and impressive graphics bring a new clarity to anatomy education with impressive accuracy.” iMedical Apps
“The app is really intuitive and is a blast on the iPad. It also provides a lot of opportunities to help teach others about human anatomy.” The iPhone App Review
“Whether as a reference for physicians or amateurs: 3D4Medicals new iPad app Essential Anatomy is the most impressive three-dimensional representation of the human body structure in 3D” IDG (Norwegian)
“I have tried Essential Anatomy on an iPad Mini and an iPad third generation and in both cases it was possible to interact with the anatomical structure with zero delay times. The fading or hiding of the muscles or other structures occurs instantaneously. Essential Anatomy is the ideal application to complement and integrate your classic anatomy atlas, thanks to an excellent and powerful 3D visualisation.” MobiMed (Italian)
“Essential Anatomy is an app every doctor, physiotherapist, OT, nurse and medical student should own. I'm also certain it's an app that will soon be required material at medical schools. Make no mistake about it - Essential Anatomy by 3D4Medical is the future of touch-based anatomy learning.” Tuaw
Essential Anatomy contains 4,000 highly detailed anatomical structures. Each structure contains an audio english pronunciation and Latin nomenclature, along with a detailed description. Navigate directly from the model or use the search function to intuitively find structures easily. Helpful comparison tools allow you to isolate individual or multiple structures and compare them with others. Bookmarks allow you to create and save custom views.
Essential Anatomy 3 contains 10 complete systems which can be easily turned on/off. These include: Muscular, Skeletal, Connective Tissue, Venous, Arterial (including the Heart), Nervous (including the Brain), Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary and the latest addition Lymphatic. Clever functionality found within the app allows the user to strip away layers of muscle via the ‘scalpel’ tool.
Essential Anatomy 3 is designed to be a seamless and fluid 3D experience and excels where other apps fail to deliver. 3D4Medical custom-built a real time 3D graphics engine in order to maximize the quality of the graphics available as well as to enable as much content to be available on the one screen as possible. Subsequently 3D4Medical also custom-built, from the ground up, a new generation of anatomical models designed specifically for their proprietary real time 3D graphics engine. These custom-built models allow for more detail and even greater performance.
View structures in isolation, manipulate them freely or choose thumbnails of common anatomical terms of location. Use our comparison tools to understand relationships with neighboring structures. Users can also compare numerous structures with our new Multiple Selection Tool.
Essential Anatomy 3 allows you to test your knowledge with its unique quiz functionality. Choose between Drag & Drop and Multiple Choice and test yourself on any system contained in the app. You can even refine the quiz on the basis of regional anatomy.
Click here to download the most current lists of supported smartphone and tablet devices.
Check out the instructional videos on our Essential Anatomy Help page to learn how to get the most out of your app.
In order to further develop the Essential Anatomy platform we needed to create a new generation of 3D models. Our current models were developed primarily for rendering. In other words they were originally created to allow for high quality images to be rendered from them. However our real time 3D Display engine required a different type of model to maximize its capabilities.
So we set about creating, from the ground up, a wholly new set of anatomical models. These new generation models were designed solely for use in our 3D Display engine as well as being built to comply with a series of new features and functionalities that are currently in development. Want an insight into how we develop the models? Check out our Creation Process page.
These custom built, new generation models, contain 23% more structures and yet offer an average 20% increase in performance. This means we can greatly increase the level of anatomical detail in the app. Importantly; this increased performance also enables Essential Anatomy to function on less high performance devices, allowing us to develop for Android and Windows 8 platforms.
We would like to acknowledge the R&D support given to us by the Irish Government through Enterprise Ireland. We would also like to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of Stanford University, School of Anatomy in further enhancing the medical and anatomical accuracy of our new models. Finally, our co-engineering with Intel resulted in vast improvements in performance standards. Read more about our collaboration here.
Essential Anatomy was developed to provide an overview of essential, or general, anatomy. While it does include multiple systems and is more detailed than any other 3D engine on the market, it does not go into the level of detail contained in our Pro Series apps.
Our Pro Series Apps focus on the intricacies of each system and provide a level of detail that would be difficult to capture in a general anatomy app. These apps not only contain additional labeling of structures, but also media to explore the specialties of each system. For example, Skeletal System Pro contains animations showing movements for each articulation, bone structure mapping, etc. Brain & Nervous System Pro details Brodmann areas, provides tools for brain slicing and includes animations detailing important brain functions and disease states.
All updates and/or changes made to your Bookmarks and Notes will automatically sync with devices linked to your iCloud account across all platforms (iOS/Mac). However, Essential Anatomy 3 Mac users may experience some delay during this process due to OSX specific functionality.
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