|Medical Education Applications|
|I-Surgery Notebook URL55||3.0 ($1.99)||iOS, Android||An application to keep a log of surgical cases and procedures.||Stores data on surgeries including procedure, pre-operative diagnosis, post-operative diagnosis, name of surgeons involved, and type of anesthesia used; search case log.|
|Eponyms URL56||1.3.1 ($1.99, free student edition)||iOS, Android||Provides details of eponymous signs and diseases.||Includes eponym database from http://www.eponyms.net/ webcite; browse eponyms.|
|Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy URL57[23,56]||($76.95 – 1 year)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile||A smartphone-based human anatomy tool for medical education purposes.||Contains more than 532 colored anatomic illustration, radiographs, computed tomographic (CT) images, CT angiograms, and MRIs; three dimensional images of human body; separate groups of anatomic illustration, i.e. head and neck, back and spinal cord, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, upper and lower limb.|
|Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards URL58[51,56]||($36.95 – 1 year)||Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile||A mobile application containing about 300 interactive flash cards.||Images with hot-spot help identifying parts of anatomy easily; clinical notes, separate groups of anatomic illustration, i.e. head and neck, back and spinal cord, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, upper and lower limb.|
|Blausen Ear Atlas URL59||2.11 ($2.99)||iOS, Android, BlackBerry||An application that provides a set of ear- related video animations.||Includes 6 video animations: cochlear implants, ear pressure, ear tubes, hearing loss, hearing test, otitis media.|
|Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties URL60||1.5 (£34.99 – UK only)||iOS, BlackBerry||Handheld version of the latest edition of Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties.||Includes twelve books, fully cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, practical advice, cross-checked by authoritative subject experts, color illustrations and clinical photographs.|
|Dissection URL61||1.3 ($4.99)||iOS||A human anatomy application that mainly focuses on head and neck.||This application displays human dissections; audio enabled annotations; tap-on identification feature; includes head, neck, and thorax.|
|Cranial Nerves URL62||1.7 ($4.99)||iOS||A learning tool on cranial nerves and skull base.||This application includes the cranial nerves and skull base from high resolution CT scans; interactive visualization; control the position and transparency of the skull and each nerve along with the appropriate textual information.|
|iSilo URL63[17,47]||5.26 ($19.99)||Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, BlackBerry, iOS, Android||A document reader application on smartphone.||Stores text in a highly compressed format; password protected; categorization of documents; search text within a document or set of documents; copy and paste; navigation includes scrolling, jumping, and marks; maximizing screen by hiding scrollbar, title bar, toolbar, etc.; left-hand support; remember last view location; remember jump history for backtracking; local bookmarks.|
|Mobipocket Reader URL64||(free)||BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, Palm OS||An electronic book reader on smartphone.||Customizable display; library view of all eBooks stored in local media; annotate, highlight, bookmark any part of the eBook; search and lookup any word in the dictionary.|
|Instant ECG URL65||2.7 ($0.99)||iOS||A basic ECGj tutorial application.||Includes ECGj electrophysiology, myocardial action potential, associated waveforms, and intervals and segments.|
This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the eleven medical education applications for medical and nursing students.
URL55: http://www.lifewareapps.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=2 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL57: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/ProductDetail_Netter5.aspx webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL58: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/productdetail.aspx?ProductId=2833 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL61: http://www.ehuman.com/products/bassett-dissection-iphone webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL62: http://www.ehuman.com/products/cranial-nerves-iphone webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
URL64: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailsreader.asp webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
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