Have you ever wondered which how many bones are in your wrist? Or which muscles help you make a tight fist? Or have you ever had an injury or pain and wanted to learn more about the structure you had hurt? If you would like to learn more about your anatomy and how your body works, one of these anatomy apps might be for you. 


Visual Anatomy Lite

Visual Anatomy Lite contains 130 high-resolution anatomy images and more than 350 feature points which can be interactively selected. Each feature has its own label and short description. This app’s primary use is as a learning tool and a quiz with 23 multi-choice questions also is included.

Visual Anatomy Lite contains more than just the muscles and bones of your body. It also includes the Circulation System (heart, main arteries, and veins), Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Nervous System, Female and Male Reproductive Systems, Ear Structure, Nasal Cavity, and Eye Structures.

Visual Anatomy Lite features Audio pronunciations of anatomical names, full muscle descriptions and the ability to rotate the view from different angles.

Visual Anatomy Lite is FREE and is available for both Apple and Android users. For more information click here.

Visual Muscles 3D


Visual Muscles 3D is an image-based 3D interactive education tool. It has more than 500 high-resolution images of the muscles of the body. All are generated from virtual 3D muscle models. It covers 145 major muscles including both deep and superficial muscles with name, action, origin, insertion, and nerve supply. It also include pronunciation guide for each muscle.

In addition, more than 200 position quizzes are also included in this app. You can find out how fast you can identify the correct muscle location by given a muscle name.

Visual Muscles 3D costs $1.99 and is available for both Apple and Android users. For more information click here.

Essential Anatomy 3


Essential Anatomy 5 is a full-featured anatomical reference app that included 11 body systems (Skin, Skeletal, Muscles, Connective Tissue, Veins, Arteries, Nerves, Respiratory, Digestive, Urogenital, Lymphatic, also includes the Brain and Heart) and a total of 8,200 anatomical structures. The app is fully 3D, meaning that you can view any structure in isolation, as well as from any angle.

Essential Anatomy 3 is easy to use with very clear graphics. You can preview it at www.3d4medical.com and watch videos that highlight the how the Essential Anatomy 3 works.

It does offer in-app purchases that allow additional muscle and skeletal content to be downloaded and accessed from within the app. These include muscle insertion and origin points and 100s of animations detailing movements for each joint.

Essential Anatomy 3 also contains a quiz that includes drag and drop and multi-choice type questions.

Essential Anatomy 3 costs $13.99 and is available for both Apple and Android users. For more information click here.

Written by Ashley Pattison, Physiotherapist, Riverina Hand Therapy