Jul 15 2010
Available for the Apple iPad for US$4.99, Frog Dissection features a chloroformed virtual specimen, with clear instructions guiding you through the process of slicing him up. Dissection tools include pins, marker, scissors, scalpel, and forceps but, since it’s on the iPad, they are all controlled by multi-touch. Once you’ve gutted your frog, you’ll be able to view the individual organs which have been rendered for you using 3D imagery. All this without having to touch a slimy dead from or deal with those nasty chemicals.
Frog Dissection has received awards from advocacy groups like PETA for creating an effective replacement for real animal dissections. An updated version is expected soon which will have additional systems and interactive quizzes.
I’m beginning to think there really is no corner of human experience that there is not an app for… and if there is, there will be an app for that too very soon.
What’s the weirdest iPhone or iPad app you’ve found? Leave a comment and tell me about it. If I write about it, I will be sure to give you credit for its discovery.