While most educational apps are generally intended for children, let’s be honest — anyone not in the field probably remembers next to nothing about how the human body works other than the fact that, you know, it does. Fortunately, The Human Body by Tinybop is just as fascinating for adults as it is for children, letting you explore every excreting, beating, and oozing crevice of human biology, all at your own pace.
What does it do?
Lets you explore a working model of the human body, and every part is animated and interactive. You’ll get to see heart beats, gurgling guts, breathing lungs, the sensations the skin feels, and behind-the-scenes the camera lens that is your eye. The body is divided up into six layers: skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulator, respiratory and digestive.
Why do we like it?
No matter how fascinating the subject — and biology is certainly up there — just knowing that you’re sitting down for a cold, hard session of facts can send your mind wandering — especially if you’re a kid. But the app genuinely makes exploring the human form a good time. Your iPhone or iPad’s camera, microphone, photo/music libraries, and tilting controls are all taken advantage of in order to give you the most immersive experience possible. There’s also extra info on Tinybop’s website, so you can supplement the learning process.
The Human Body
Download this app for: iOS ($2.99)
The best part: interactive learning
The worst part: could benefit from some sort of game integration