By Vanderbilt University
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Want to test-drive a major advance in robotic medicine? Try your hand driving the Magnetic Air Capsule robot and see if you've got a surgeon's touch. Navigate through the digestive system, searching for signs of disease while learning about those diseases and what makes the MAC robot unique through endoscopic videos and more.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Minor bug fixes
a bit fun, gross, educational and totally free
I think it's great that universities put out stuff like this.
There's not much to the video game, but since it's a totally free app I certainly won't complain. The game does play flawlessly though.
For me, the info on the human digestive system and many of its conditions is more interesting than the piece of robotic technology itself. But I can see how this could help get a person interested in the technology too.
A family member of mine recently had a colonoscopy in which the doctor found and removed a small, benign polyp. So right now I'm especially interested in polyps, lol, and I found multiple polyps and info on them in this app. (I don't think the technology the doctor used was quite as advanced as the thing featured in the app.)
Yeah there's not a whole lot to it, maybe five minutes of gameplay, but I really applaud the fine people of Vanderbilt University for working on this app and making it totally free, and for their work in medical technology of course.
Groas but amazing too--if you watch the actual videos of how it works it is quite ingenius.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 04, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 78.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Vanderbilt University
- © Copyright 2011 Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.