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Table 11 Medical Education Applications

From: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Applications for Smartphones


Version (price)




I-SurgeryNotebook URL55[51]

3.0 ($1.99)

iOS, Android

An application to keep alog of surgical cases andprocedures.

Stores data on surgeries including procedure,pre-operative diagnosis, post-operative diagnosis,name of surgeons involved, and type of anesthesiaused; search case log.

Eponyms URL56[51]

1.3.1 ($1.99, freestudent edition)

iOS, Android

Provides details ofeponymous signs anddiseases.

Includes eponym database from; browse eponyms.

Netter’s Atlas ofHuman Anatomy URL57[23, 56]

($76.95 – 1 year)

Android, BlackBerry,iOS, Palm OS,Windows Mobile

A smartphone-basedhuman anatomy toolfor medical educationpurposes.

Contains more than 532 colored anatomic illustration,radiographs, computed tomographic (CT) images, CTangiograms, and MRIs; three dimensional images ofhuman 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 AnatomyFlash Cards URL58[51, 56]

($36.95 – 1 year)

Android, BlackBerry,iOS, Palm OS,Windows Mobile

A mobile applicationcontaining about 300interactive flash cards.

Images with hot-spot help identifying parts ofanatomy easily; clinical notes, separate groups ofanatomic illustration, i.e. head and neck, back andspinal cord, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum,upper and lower limb.

Blausen EarAtlas URL59[41]

2.11 ($2.99)

iOS, Android,BlackBerry

An application thatprovides a set of ear-related video animations.

Includes 6 video animations: cochlear implants, earpressure, ear tubes, hearing loss, hearing test, otitismedia.

Oxford Handbookof ClinicalSpecialties URL60[41]

1.5 (£34.99 – UK only)

iOS, BlackBerry

Handheld version of thelatest edition of OxfordHandbook of ClinicalSpecialties.

Includes twelve books, fully cross-referenced to theOxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, practicaladvice, cross-checked by authoritative subjectexperts, color illustrations and clinical photographs.

Dissection URL61[41]

1.3 ($4.99)


A human anatomyapplication that mainlyfocuses on headand neck.

This application displays human dissections; audioenabled annotations; tap-on identification feature;includes head, neck, and thorax.

Cranial Nerves URL62[41]

1.7 ($4.99)


A learning tool on cranialnerves and skull base.

This application includes the cranial nerves andskull base from high resolution CT scans; interactivevisualization; control the position and transparencyof the skull and each nerve along with theappropriate textual information.

iSilo URL63[17, 47]

5.26 ($19.99)

Palm OS, WindowsMobile, SymbianOS, BlackBerry, iOS,Android

A document readerapplication 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 hidingscrollbar, title bar, toolbar, etc.; left-hand support;remember last view location; remember jumphistory for backtracking; local bookmarks.

MobipocketReader URL64[11]


BlackBerry,Windows Mobile,Symbian OS,Palm OS

An electronic bookreader on smartphone.

Customizable display; library view of all eBooksstored in local media; annotate, highlight, bookmarkany part of the eBook; search and lookup any wordin the dictionary.

Instant ECG URL65[23]

2.7 ($0.99)


A basic ECGj tutorialapplication.

Includes ECGj electrophysiology, myocardial actionpotential, associated waveforms, and intervals andsegments.

  1. 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.
  2. j ECG: Electrocardiography.
  3. Website URLs:
  4. URL55:, Accessed June, 2011.
  5. URL56:, Accessed June, 2011.
  6. URL57:, Accessed June, 2011.
  7. URL58:, Accessed June, 2011.
  8. URL59:, Accessed June, 2011.
  9. URL60:, Accessed June, 2011.
  10. URL61:, Accessed June, 2011.
  11. URL62:, Accessed June, 2011.
  12. URL63:, Accessed June, 2011.
  13. URL64:, Accessed June, 2011.
  14. URL65:, Accessed June, 2011.