Biomedical Engineering and Design

Information specific to BME and BME/CBID design teams.

Anatomy Tools, Images, and Data

Anatomy Atlases (from the library catalog)

Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures) Interactive Anatomy

  • 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
  • The Welch Medical Library has tutorials about using this on their YouTube channel.

3D Anthropometric Data -- This is the interactive model repository at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

  • Dr. Matthew Reed (head of the Biosciences Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute) compiled a list of "all of the public anthropometry data, much of which derives from U.S. Military surveys and the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES)"
  • The list includes data for adults and children, including for small-female, midsize-male, and large-male pelvis geometry

Calculators (from UpToDate)

  • This 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 information about medical devices -- for example, enter the words  pressure sensor

PubMed and Embase

PubMed: To find lengths and dimensions of human bodies or parts, use this thesaurus ("MeSH") heading:

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

Embase: Use their thesaurus ("EMTREE"), which uses the term anthropometry

  • that page will also give you synonyms that you can use to search, so that you get more results
  • remember to put two or more words in quotation marks so that they're searched together

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"