Designed by a neuromuscular neurologist at the University of Michigan, Nerve Whiz is a free application for medical professionals interested in learning the complex anatomy of nerve roots, plexuses, and peripheral nerves. Select which muscles are weak, or point to areas of sensory loss, and the application can provide you with distinguishing features and detailed information, complete with relevant pictures and diagrams.
• Nerve and Muscle Charts. This comprehensive inventory of the most clinically relevant muscles in the upper and lower extremities can be sorted by root, trunk, cord, peripheral nerve, action, or muscle name.
• Muscle Localizer. Select muscles as weak or strong, and the application provides a list of possible localizations (root, plexus, or nerve), along with distinguishing features about each.
• Nerve Diagrams. Choose any localization (root, trunk, cord, or nerve), and see a diagram of that nerve in the context of the brachial or lumbosacral plexus. Toggle to “Muscle View” and the diagram shows you the muscles supplied by your chosen nerve, and from where their innervations arise.
• Sensory Localizer. Touch a picture of an arm or leg and Nerve Whiz suggests localizations with beautiful graphic representations of the sensory distributions of nerve roots, parts of the plexus, and nerves.
NOTE: Nerve Whiz is intended to be an educational tool only. Nerve distributions vary between patients, and central or multifocal processes can mimic focal peripheral lesions. As such, this application should not be relied upon to make clinical decisions.
Designed by Zach London, MD
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan
This application was funded through the generosity of the Jerry Isler Neuromuscular Fund.
Nerve Whiz is now compatible with iOS8 and new screen sizes.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
This is the first app I've ever reviewed because I'm so excited about it. Nothing flashy here, but very well-organized information regarding everything you might need to know about the neuromuscular system, from nerve root and plexus through to muscle and sensory systems. There are several ways to view the same information, either by following the path of roots/nerves, clicking on anatomic areas to view their innervation, or viewing a list of the muscles. You can also add a list of muscles that are weak, and the app will list potential localization. I would love an ipad-optimized version, but for such a great app I'll live with a little lost resolution for now. Looks great on the iPhone.
If peripheral nerve tutorials were famous mice, this would be Mickey, Minnie, and Fievel all in one.
We were in search of the fabled Isle of Lees when the first of the storms hit. She rushed up o'er the stern like the lash of a whip. William wasn't more'n 12, and on his first voyage. He was stone face-ed as the wind ripped the jib off of her moorings. I think, looking back, he was a'tryin to show the men how brave he was. As it were, he only showed 'em how young he really was. Them who'd been around, see, looked aghast. This is a good app about the peripheral nervous system.
Godsend of an app
Pretty much surviving anatomy because of this app! It takes a massive amount of information and presents it in every way you may need to know it- sorting by muscle action, groups of muscles innervated by any nerve, branch, cord, trunk, you name it! Makes studying much more efficient and comprehensive. Can't say thank you enough!!
- The University of Michigan
- 31.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2010 The Regents of the University of Michigan
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.