Video Tour - Using the InnerBody Explorer

Hello and welcome to! Today, I'll take you on a quick tour of the fun features and useful tools we've put together to help you explore the anatomical systems of the human body, using our InnerBody Explorer.

Let's start from the top!

Here I am at the mainpage of our InnerBody Explorer. From here, I can choose which system I'd like to explore first. I think I'd like to start with the muscular system.

You can think of this page as the homepage of the muscular system if you'd like. Each system has one - a broad, full-body view. Because of its broad focus, the image features beacons that help you pinpoint the general location of objects in the body. These objects will also be listed in the anatomy terms list on the left. Hovering over a beacon, I can learn what anatomical object is located there, and I can click to see it and learn about it in greater detail. OR, I can find a term in the anatomy terms list, and from the beacon that flashes when I hover over the term, I can learn where that object is located. And again, I can click the term to see the object and learn about it in greater detail.

For example, what if I’ve heard of the masseter muscle, but I don’t know where it’s located in the body. By finding it in the terms list and hovering over it I can see from the flashing beacon, I can see that this particular muscle is located on the side of the face.

What if I want to learn more about muscles of the head in general? I can look for a corresponding entry in the terms list, or I can also simply hover over that region of the body and click to learn more. Now let’s explore more!

Now here I am at the muscles of the head and neck page. In these anatomy images with deeper focus, beacons are no longer there. Instead, objects are individually highlighted and outlined in their entirety. Hovering over an object in the image, I can see the full portion of it that is visible in this particular anatomical view. I can also interact once again with the anatomy terms list on the left. Hovering over a term, the corresponding anatomical object is highlighted and outlined in the image. And I can click either the object in the image or its term in the list in order to learn more. Or I might be satisfied simply by the portion of the term’s definition that pops up when I hover.

I also want to point out these two very important navigational buttons: "Change Anatomical System", and "Change View Angle". Change anatomical system allows me to remain in this same region and view of the body, but see an entirely different system of anatomy. For example, I could look at the bones of the head and neck by clicking this option. If instead I’d like to stay within the muscular system and this particular region of the body, but I want to see the region and muscles from an entirely different viewing angle, I could click this option for example to see the muscles of the head and neck from behind.

But let’s take a closer look at the masseter muscle.

Here on the masseter muscle’s page, you can see the masseter muscle is outlined green in the image when the page loads, helping me to identify it. Its full definition continues below the image.

If at any time I’d like to hit the reset button as it were and start my exploration over, I can click the anatomy systems button at the top to return to the innerbody explorer mainpage, or I can begin exploring any other system.

Now here I’ve taken us back to the muscular system homepage. I can toggle between female and male views using this toggle button, and I can continue exploring the anatomy of the human body.

Well that concludes our tour! Thanks for visiting Innerbody! And please leave your feedback by clicking the feedback button – we’d love to hear from you. Thanks!