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How can a human anatomy model be easily transported between classrooms or patient examination rooms and stored between use?

Friday, July 10, 2009

One of the biggest drawbacks to having a full sized human anatomy model is that they do take up space. Since often doctor's offices, training classrooms and even patient rooms are economical in their size and are designed to just hold the necessary equipment, storage and transporting the model can be a problem.
Finding a human anatomy model that is mounted on a stable and secure set of rollers is the best option for transportation if you want the model to be used in the traditional fashion. It can either be mounted from the head, allowing for easy movement of all limbs or it can be mounted to the stand from the pelvis. Pelvic mounts allow the human anatomy model to be positioned differently than the head mount option since the back can be flexed to either side. The model can also incline or recline backwards from the pelvis, more typically of natural back movement. Often these types of human anatomy models are ideal for chiropractors and therapy offices. Dust covers can be purchased for either option, keeping dust and debris from gathering on the human anatomy model when it isn't in use. These covers are also very handy when transporting the model since they protect it from scuffing and banging as it is rolled to and from different rooms and locations.
What are disarticulated human anatomy models typically used for?
A disarticulated human anatomy model is either a full or partial reproduction of a skeleton that is not put together but rather is sectioned and stored within a convenient storage box. Each part of the skeleton is numbered or labeled for easy identification and study.
These disarticulated skeletons, either full or part, are great for teaching and discussion. Each particular bone can be examined both in isolation as well as within the context of bone connections and joints. Many of the disarticulated human anatomy models also have color coding to indicate where muscles originate and attach, perfect for any basic or advanced type of human anatomy class or study.
What are anthropological and human skulls used for? Anthropological skulls are one unique type of human anatomy model that are typically used in historical studies. Each one of the skulls is an accurate and life sized reproduction of ancient human and evolutionary developments stages. The importance of these skulls for scientific research is that the researchers don't have to have the actual original, they can use the exact replica models for research and study.
Modern human anatomy models of the skull are generally used for teaching and patient information. These skulls come in many different designs from a simple two part skull through to very detailed multi-part skulls that are used in medical classes to teach brain anatomy and function.
As with any type of human anatomy model the skull models offer several different features. Color coding, lifelike movement of the mandible, and removable brain components all provide a lifelike replica of the brain for classroom study and teaching.

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