Biomedical Engineering and Design

Information specific to BME and BME/CBID design teams.

Anatomy Tools and Other Specialized Tools

Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures) Interactive Anatomy  (watch the video until they mention licenses)

  • provides more than 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations, and more
  • manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text
  • anatomy visuals are accompanied by 3D animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures
  • FOR HELP - This HELP page will ask you which product you want help with, and then list tutorials


Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE), Toronto General Hospital Department of Anesthesia

Anatomy Atlases (from the library catalog)

Calculators (from UpToDate)

  • The Calculators page will help you calculate body weights, Apgar scores, and other numbers need for emergency medicine, pediatrics, and more
  • It's okay to "accept" the license that might pop up
  • This database also includes a information about medical devices -- for example, enter the words  pressure sensor

PubMed Search Trick

To find lengths and dimensions of human bodies or parts, 

  • into the main search box, paste   "Body Weights and Measures"[Mesh] AND  
  • then add your search words after the   AND

Reviews and Comparisons  (from the Cochrane Library)

  • This collection has full-text access to comparisons among treatments, and evidence about which are more effective
  • Here is a quick reference sheet , including definitions of "review" and "protocol"