The human body is an amazing creation of natural ingenuity that has so many detailed inner workings, and some we don’t even understand. Your eyes capture thousands of data points in an instant, and your brain transcribes them just as quick. Your brain works in yet to be discovered ways when it comes to memories, and dreams, and then there’s all the work done without you even thinking about it including breathing, blood circulation, digestion, and more. Sometime you can take your body for granted, but the new app My Incredible Body really emphasizes just how incredible, and fortunate so many of us are. It’s a kid’s anatomy app that offers ornately crafted 3D models of the body that cover the brain, digestion, lungs, skeleton, kidneys, senses, muscles, and heart.
Rather than a verbose textbook, the app is designed with interactivity in mind allowing you to pinch, and swipe to zoom, and rotate the medical accurate 3D anatomy models. Each organ is broken down into multiple parts, and are a tap away from bringing up a brief, yet insightful description. There’s optional narration to listen to, as you dissect the body, revealing new layers as you go. The interface is superb to make it effortless to move through the various layers, organs, and systems. Not only are there 3D models, but each of the eight main sections of the app includes four or five different varieties of information. You can explore the model, see the connections, watch videos, or see particular demos of various parts in action.
The best part of the app is that it has a wealth of anatomical information that is relatively easy to grasp in the way it’s all laid out. Every single section has multiple ways to present the educational content, and it’s engaging to the point of remembering what’s offered. It’s quite an achievement by the developers in making an educational app that feels a bit entertaining. There’s even enjoyment in witnessing the finely crafted 3D models, and exploring all that is included. It’s also worth noting that while the app is designed for kids, any age can enjoy what’s included.
My Incredible Body ($2.99, Universal) is one of the best educational apps in the App Store that covers a topic that we all share, making it a must buy.