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Atlas HD iPad App Offers Patient Education

Mon, 06/14/2010 - 6:39am

A new point of care patient education tool takes advantage of new Apple device to enhance visualization of common medical conditions and treatments.

June 16, 2010

Blausen Medical, developer and owner of the world's largest library of 3D medical animations, announced its new Human Atlas HD iPad app is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store. Developed internally by Houston-based Blausen, the new Human Atlas HD app is fully optimized for performance on Apple's new iPad tablet device.

Blausen Medical, developer and owner of the world's largest library of 3D medical animations, announced its new Human Atlas HD iPad app is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store. Developed internally by Houston-based Blausen, the new Human Atlas HD app is fully optimized for performance on Apple's new iPad tablet device.

Building on the Blausen iPhone app introduced in 2009, the new app takes maximum advantage of iPad's larger screen and higher resolution to present Blausen 3D animations at a stunning new level of visualization, unmatched by other apps to date.

Like its predecessor Blausen Human Atlas iPhone app, the new iPad version contains 3D animations of 150 common medical treatments and conditions. The video animations average one to two minutes in length with accompanying narration and are organized into 15 categories with approximately 10 videos each. The individual categories are: Cancer, Circulatory, Digestive, Ear, Endocrine, Eye, Immune, Muscular, Nervous, Pediatric, Reproductive, Respiratory, Skeletal, Skin and Urinary.

The Human Atlas HD iPad app is an unsurpassed point of care patient education tool, made even more powerful by the technology and physical characteristics of the iPad device. The Blausen Human Atlas iPad application is available from the Apple iTunes Store.

Commenting on the new iPad app Bruce Blausen, Founder and CEO, said "For nearly 15 years my original vision was that someday there would be a mobile device truly capable of showcasing our animations in their indescribable clarity, right at point of care, to educate patients. When the iPhone was introduced, we had the beginning of a revelation that here was a mobile device that could effectively do that."

"Now, the iPad takes that presentation to a whole new level," continued Blausen. "With its HD resolution, larger screen size and ease of use, clinicians now can provide patients a never before available lavish visual environment in which to engage and learn and in which our Blausen animations are truly stunning. I think that's part of the reason Apple continues to include our apps in many of their healthcare presentations, as examples of fully utilizing their technology."

In addition to the 150 3D animation videos, the new Human Atlas HD iPad app includes:

  • 360 degree rotatable 3D Human Figures showing nine full body systems, e.g. circulatory, muscular, nervous, etc.
  • Searchable 1,500+ term medical glossary, cross referenced to related animations, images and definitions.
  • 2,100 detailed still images derived from the animations.

Blausen Medical will continue to expand their Human Atlas iPad app offerings throughout the year. Planned additions to the line include 15 individual sub-atlases with expanded specialty content and ten different language versions. For more information on Blausen iPad apps, please see the Apple iTunes Store.

For more information, visit www.blausen.com

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