The three smallest bones that are joined to each other in the human body are located in the middle ear and are referred to as the auditory ossicles: malleus (hammer), incus (anvil) und stapes (stirrup). Their job is to transmit incoming sound from the eardrum via the vestibular window to the inner ear and mechanically amplify the sound. The inner ear must be protected from lasting harm which can be caused by loud noise., this is achieved by a reflex that triggers muscle movement (stapedius muscle). causing the stapes to tilt for a short time and therefore sound can only be partially transmitted. If the auditory ossicles are shaken too vigorously (e.g. a sneeze or a cough), another muscle (tensor timpani) provides protection, by sticking to the hammer and tightening the eardrum. Otosclerosis is a typical condition that affects the auditory ossicles, causing them to stiffen, leading to increasing loss of hearing. In our model, you can see a cast and enlargement of original ossicles, created using micro CT.
3B Smart Anatomy
3B Smart Anatomy – the new way of learning and teaching human anatomy
3B Scientific launched the innovative concept of combining extensive virtual content with its original anatomical models called 3B Smart Anatomy in July 2019. With this exclusive upgrade, customers have immediate access to 3B Smart Anatomy courses in the award-winning Complete Anatomy app and receive a free warranty extension from 3 to 5 years with every anatomy model by 3B Scientific.
The high-tech label that unlocks it all
On each original 3B Scientific anatomy model, customers will find a smart label with NFC technology and a QR code. This smart label either is located on the base or attached to the model itself as a tag. In order to access all benefits of 3B Smart Anatomy, a quick and secure registration process has been set up. It is initiated upon scanning the label and instantly unlocks all features upon completion of the registration.
The concept of Virtual meets Reality in anatomy education
3B Smart Anatomy has been developed with the concept of Virtual meets Reality in mind. It is an exclusive combination of the extremely realistic anatomical models that can be taken apart for a tactile representation of human anatomy with incredibly detailed virtual models in the multiple-award winning Complete Anatomy app. 3B Scientific has teamed up with 3D4Medical, the specialist in the development of realistic anatomical content in the virtual format of an anatomy app to create an extensive course library of 3B Smart Anatomy courses. 3B Smart Anatomy courses come free with every registered 3B Smart Anatomy model and include 23 anatomy lectures, 117 interactive virtual models and 39 quizzes. The anatomical model that has been rendered in 3D offers the user over 13,000 anatomical parts to create an unprecedented realistic and high resolution content to be accessed anywhere and anytime on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
An exceptional warranty highlights the quality of 3B Scientific anatomy models
3B Scientific has actively shaped the market for anatomy education with its high quality and detailed anatomical models for many years. The quality standards upheld in every single 3B Scientific anatomy model and continuing in every 3B Smart Anatomy model are unprecedented. We stand by the promise to continue to supply this level of quality and have decided to offer our customers a FREE warranty upgrade from 3 to 5 years.
How does 3B Smart Anatomy work?
Registration is free, easy and secure:
Once your registration is completed, you instantly have access to 3B Smart Anatomy courses and the free trial to the full version of the Complete Anatomy app. While the trial for the full version of Complete Anatomy Student Plus lasts for three days, access to all 3B Smart Anatomy courses remain active for a whole year.
The Complete Anatomy app is currently available in English, further languages are in the works.
With the 3B Smart Anatomy courses, you receive access to 23 anatomy lectures, 117 interactive virtual models and 39 quizzes. These are constantly being expanded to cover even more anatomy course topics.