Leonardo da Vinci’s work as an artist has been known and appreciated all over the world. However, his contributions in the field of anatomical sciences are also immense. In fact, he is rightly counted among the pioneers who provided an initial concept of what the human anatomy looks like. In fact, his drawing of the Vitruvian Man has been symbolical to medical practices for as long as one can remember. To honor his contributions in human anatomical sciences, an iPad app called Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy has been launched.
Created by Touch Press, the company that earlier launched educational apps like the 3-D World Atlas app for iPad, Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy contains all diagrams that the artist drew to illustrate human anatomy. The originals of these drawings have been stored in the Royal Collection since the late 17th century. The drawings contained in the app are all high resolution, with the app’s exclusivity further redefined by its support for retina display. By tapping on the screen, you can see the zoomed-in view of the image along with da Vinci’s signature dyslexic script. The app comes equipped with a translation feature that converts the original Italian text into English for you.
The app also boasts of 3-D models based on da Vinci’s anatomical writings, along with 11 chapters explaining the significance of the drawings and what da Vinci has tried to show through them.
Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy can be downloaded from iTunes for $13.99.