BodyMaps: a new consumer health research tool

Today I read about an amazing new tool called BodyMaps, in a TechReview article by Brittany Sauser.  Body Maps was created by Healthline, a consumer health information provider, to enable anyone to learn more about the bones, muscles and blood-vessels that make up the human body, using an interactive, visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D.  The best part is that it is very easy to use.  You can click on the “body menu”  which produces a list of links to various parts of the body, or you can search by body keyword, or easiest of all, click on part of the image provided.  For example, I clicked on the knee and got a close up image of just the knee, I could then explore various layers – the bones, blood vessels, muscles and  joints, which I could rotate for 360 degree views of the knee.  I could also see an MRI of a real-life knee joint, and watch videos showing osteoarthritis, total knee replacement and more. This is a fantastic reference resource – go to BodyMaps and see for yourself!