Sometimes, the best way to learn or gain is with an interactive experience. That is exactly what the Human Body for iPhone & iPad does for learning the human anatomy. This nifty app comprises elegantly rendered graphics and animations showing all the major body systems. This app, focused at the kids aged 4 & plus, focuses all the biological essentials and depicts things in an attractive visual way.
You navigate around to different kinds of organs and areas of the body with the silde out menu on the left side. Different body systems are itemized, but this is not an app which relies on the words. You get visual depictions of what the everything is. The central nervous system is at the top. Then Skeleton one, lungs, and so on. You can now tap any of them to get close observations.
When checking out the area, there’re usually some subsections to inspect. For instance, the circulatory system has close up animations of blood vessel and heart. Again, there are not any justification of what is going on, but swiping and tapping will uncover what are essentially minigames which illustrate the how the things work. For example, in the blood vessel you may guide white blood cells (WBC) around to attack the bacteria. In the eye, the human body uses the device’s front facing camera to show how images are being flipped on the retina.
The animations are kind of fluid and highly polished. It is an app for the kids, but there’s perhaps still something here to gain for those who really do not remember much about biology coursework. It’s also just fun to play around with. Surely this app will make you smile to yourself more than once.
The Human Body for iPhone & iPad ($2.99) now is available at the App Store, but it is a hefty download (343MB). Make sure you have got some extra space for it. It works amazingly on iPhone and iPad.