Name: 3D Brain
Publisher: DNA Learning Center.
Devices: Android smartphones and tablets and iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (version 1.0.2 in Android, and version 1.2 on Apple devices)
Other requirements: 57.3mb of memory space for iPhone, iPad and iPad touch. Requieres iOS 5.0 or later. 96 kb of memory on Android devices requires Andorid 1.6 and up.
Tested on: iPad Air and Nexus 7
Available from: Apple’s iStore and the Android Market
Type of information:
Interactive 3D images of 29 brain regions. Last updated August 2013.
For: Health professionals and medical students.
- Main pros – Free. Easy-to-use interface, clearly labelled, includes case studies and links to research on each part of the brain region.
- Main cons – The Android version does not allow for vertical scrolling.
As the description for the app says:
“Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around the interactive brain structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.”
We downloaded it onto the Nexus 7 and the iPad. There were some differences in the amount of labeling given on a brain region structure, and the images looked a bit better on the iPad. One big difference is that the iPad version allowed for vertical scrolling but the Android version did not. They were both very easy to figure out how to use.
For more information: read the iMedicalApps review.
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