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Primal Pictures’ technology allows unparalleled animations of gross motor movement that show how groups of muscles become active during common motions such as jumping, walking, and running. Interactive Functional Anatomy answers a clearly identified need in the teaching and understanding of body musculature and motion. This updated release features an improved interface that is more user friendly and allows viewing of the animations and images on a larger scale.
Primal Pictures brought together international experts to make this program an excellent resource with painstaking attention to detail and dynamic imagery. This fully interactive software DVD allows you to do the following:
Demonstrate hard-to-visualize motions of structures such as peroneus longus, extensor digitorum, and semitendinosus
Explain the action and appearance of the supinator muscle in an easy-to-understand way
Export the images into PowerPoint or Microsoft Word with ease
View live-action video clips of surface anatomy and muscle action
Zoom in on animations
The software features computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data that can be reviewed from 30 distinct views. The models can be rotated and allow for layers of anatomy to be visually removed—from arteries down to major ligaments. Pop-up labeling appears as you view the 3-D models, and specific objects can be highlighted to show accompanying text about the selected structure, such as name, agonists, antagonists, proximal attachment, distal attachment, innervation, blood supply, function, injury mechanism, and pathology of injury. The text also includes information on common clinical pathologies such as sprains, tendinitis, repetitive-motion syndromes, and injury-related mechanics.
Clicking on structures will also bring up a list of all related animations of muscular function. The animations can be played and rotated, and all visible structures can be labeled—a feature new to the 2009 release. For clinicians and teachers, the animations can be exported from the software as short movie files to be included in presentations. There are more than 70 examples of muscular function, including the following:
Lateral flexion of the trunk
Rotation of the trunk
Opening and closing of the lips
Retraction of the angles of the mouth
Elevation and depression of the eyebrows
Elevation and depression of the TMJ
Elevation and depression of the hyoid bone
Contraction of the pelvic floor
Flexion and extension of the IP joints of the hand
Interactive Functional Anatomy is a superb resource for learning anatomy of bones and muscles and their role in normal muscle function and common gross motor movements. The impeccable images and animations—and ease with which they can be exported for presentations—make this software an essential resource for anyone requiring a solid understanding of functional anatomy.
Course instructors: Adopt Primal software for use in your class!
Teaching the intricacies of anatomy to your students has never been easier. Primal Pictures software programs allow you to illustrate anatomy to your students in remarkable new ways, and they can be used in laboratory settings or in the classroom. Take advantage of special pricing on network versions for individual products or for the entire line of Primal software through an outright one-time purchase or a renewable license agreement. Several billing options are available based on the number of students in your course. These programs can be delivered via the Internet or through network configurations that can be constructed with your specific needs in mind. If you are interested in adopting this software for your class, please contact your sales representative.