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DK The Human Body – iPad App of the Week

DK The Human Body – iPad App of the Week

This is a regular feature of the blog looking at various Apps available. Some of the apps will be useful for those involved in learning technologies, others will be useful in improving the way in which you work, whilst a few will be just plain fun! Some will be free, others will cost a little and one or two will be what some will think is quite expensive.

This week’s App is DK The Human Body.

A ground-breaking look into the human body that offers highly accurate, visual and accessible information. The wonders of human anatomy are explored and explained in a way that offers hours of learning, fun and entertainment.

Designed for everyone with an interest in the subject, the Human Body app is a must-have reference. With enough detail to satisfy the demanding student, the app also offers rich illustrations and features for the casual browser. This is the perfect gift for yourself or someone who loves to learn.


I was recently asked on Twitter how the iPad could be used for science. As well as obvious ideas about using it for data collection and web access, one idea I put forward was about using the many science based apps that are now available.

In previous posts in this series I have written about Pocket Heart, Merck PSE HD and Eureka.

Eureka is an iPad magazine on the science of sport and has a really interesting and interactive interface for accessing different aspects of sports science complete with images, video and audio.

Merck PSE covers the perodic table, though if you want an even better experience check out Elements.

Pocket Heart is a really nice app that looks at the anatomy of the heart which has won respect from many science teachers and medical practitioners.

What DK The Human Body does is cover (as you can guess from the name) the whole human body.

According to many medical practitioners and science teachers I have spoken to, this is a excellent app for any learner studying human anatomy.

As well as been an engaging interactive app, it also has the necessary detail required by relevant courses, even for medical students according to one review!

So if you are studying (or teaching) human anatomy, take a look at this app.