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Quirky App Of The Day: How Well Do You Know The Human Organ?

June 17, 2013

Let’s say that, hypothetically, someone fell down in front of you, and all their organs popped out. I’m definitely not talking about a blood bath or a gruesome zombie scenario. I’m thinking more along the lines of a comical mishap with the patient from the game “Operation.” The poor guy isn’t hurt. He just doesn’t have any of his organs inside his body anymore. Could you help him put them all back in their correct locations? Human Organ is a game that tests your knowledge of the body.

I’m a hemophobe. I don’t handle blood very well at all. I reviewed a surgical simulator thinking it was a harmless game and just about lost my lunch on my iPad. So, I can assure readers everywhere that this app is completely blood-free and hemophobe-friendly.

There’s a model of the human body on the left. On the right is a tray of body parts. You need to move the organs from the right onto the body in the correct location. If you get the location wrong, the game will buzz at you and show you the correct place.

The problem is when you’re dealing with the smaller organs. It’s really hard to aim where you’re putting them. When you miss, the app shows an outline of where it’s suppose to go. However, once you get all the bulky organs in place like the intestines and the lungs, it can make it hard to see where the smaller organs should go.

My recommendation is to start small. Figure out where those little pieces are suppose to go before dealing with the more cumbersome ones. You can also take a good look at what your body is supposed to look like in the main menu before you start the game again.

When you begin playing, there’s a timer that starts. You need to have all the organs in the proper place before the timer runs out. It took my a few tries before I could master the game.

I can honestly say that I had no idea where my spleen or gallbladder was located. I’ve even had my gallbladder removed, and I couldn’t tell you where it used to be. Anyone who has any interest in learning where their internal organs are located would benefit from this app.

Human Organ is a universal app, and it’s available in the App Store for FREE!

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