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To keep you updated on the go, we highlight a free medical app each month!

About App of the Month

Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:

  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily the user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria is embedded in the review.

Note: Reviewers are not healthcare professionals and don't appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. Reviews are not meant as endorsements.

Pocket Anatomy

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Pocket Anatomy

Version reviewed

1.4.4

Device & OS used

iPad Air iOS 12.4.2
iPhone 6s iOS 12.4.1

Date of review

May 1, 2020

Reviewers

Courtney Ellsworth & Susanne King-Jones

Technician Support Scott Frick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source: Pocket Anatomy, Apple App Store. Retrieved on May 14, 2020 from: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pocket-anatomy/id1296168277

Stated Purpose

Fly around the human body with a swipe of your finger with Pocket Anatomy for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Search through 1000s of anatomical structures and system layers including skin, skeletal, connective tissue, muscular, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary and more. Users will have the entire human body in the palm of their hand.

Designed by a team of healthcare professionals, educators and interaction designers who are passionate about the intersection of healthcare and visual learning. 

Features

Learning content, clinical facts and self-assessment quizzes

Screenshots

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Specialties/Disciplines

General healthcare professionals 

Clinical staff, medical students, healthcare professionals

Notes

Can be used by professionals or patients

Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

This app stands out because it shows a very detailed, 3D human anatomy. It won awards (e.g. Pocket Anatomy wins a European MEDEA (Media in Education) in 2010) and is endorsed by the British Medical Association.

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

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Organization of information

Pins have up to three sections of information, generally Anatomy, Clinical, and a third section that is dependent on the pin (Vignette, Supply, Functions, etc.).

Navigation

Click on pins on the (male or female) body to read the information. Has 9 different layers (skeletal to skin).

Extras

User Account required: No

Internet connection required for use: No

Text search field: Yes - Search box available

Browsable content: Yes -  By pin or system. Different layers, systems, show/hid visible pins.

Advertisements: Yes - Just the one for their paid version (anatomus.com).

Pop-up advertisements: Yes - Just the one for their paid version (anatomus.com).

In-app purchases: No

 

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Devices 

Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/pocket-anatomy/id1296168277

Last updated (as per App store listing): November/December 2019

Windows mobile (all platforms); n/a

Android tablets and smartphones. A web app version for all other android devices has been advertised in 2017 but app for androids is not available at this point.

Last updated (as per Google Play listing): n/a

Size

iPhone 667.1 MB (iOS); iPad 670.4 MB (iOS) 

App Developer

Pocket Anatomy

Country of Origin

USA

Contact

hello@PocketAnatomy.com or use email link provided in app. Website with contact info: https://www.pocketanatomy.com/contact-us

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