3D4Medical.com have recently released a number of their celebrated NOVA series apps in the Mac App Store. This is the first time, we have seen a major iOS medical app developer port a successful iOS app onto the Mac platform. There are a number of implications for physicians, medical educators and students everywhere who now have an additional tool which they can use to help teach/learn anatomy.
Tag: digital medical textbooks
Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.
Inklings success is based on transforming standard electronic texts into interactive delights through the use of five major feature areas including Price, Search, Quiz, Media Integration and Social integration. Together these features mean textbooks from Inkling are significantly easier to learn from than standard textbooks.
Inkling has identified a new market created by the introduction of tablet computing and has ensured their success as a result of clever thinking and unique selling points. Unique features such as purchasing books by chapter, integrating a range of media into each text are very interesting and the release of Inkling 2.0 has brought about social integration. The result is an electronic textbook based on a real book but by all intensive purposes is far more accessible and easier to learn from