Researchers at the University of Utah have created new iPhone applications that help people study anatomy and medicine.


One of the applications, called AnatomyLab, allows students to view a body in different stages of dissection. Researchers dissected a cadaver and photographed it at 40 different stages of the process.


“It’s aimed at students who want to learn anatomy,” Mark Nielsen, a biology professor, said in a statement. “There’s no substitute for real dissection, but a lot of students in the undergraduate world don’t have access to cadavers in anatomy lab. So we tried to provide them with a realistic lab setting on their phone.”


Another application lets users look at three-dimensional images of medical scans, and a third in development would let people analyze large image files on their iPhones.