Navigation Links
An app for your brain: new educational tool developed by U-M doctor
Date:7/12/2011

With a new application developed by a U-M neurologist, better understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system can be found right on your iPhone.

Nerve Whiz is a free application for medical professionals interested in learning the complex anatomy of nerve roots, plexuses, and peripheral nerves. It can work on Apple personal devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPods, and will soon be available for Android devices.

The application goes beyond simple nerve charts to help medical professionals interpret clinical examinations. Users select which muscles are weak or point to where the patient has sensory loss and the application provides a differential diagnosis, complete with relevant pictures and diagrams.

"Before you can figure out what is causing neurologic symptoms, you have to determine what part of the nervous system isn't functioning normally. Neurologists call this 'localizing the lesion,'" says Zachary London, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, director of the University of Michigan neurology residency program and inventor and developer of Nerve Whiz.

"Nerve Whiz helps you localize by taking the information from your physical examination of a patient and synthesizing a list of possible anatomic regions which could be disrupted," explains London. "If there is more than one possibility, Nerve Whiz lets you know which other muscles you need to examine to hone in on the answer."

The application is popular among physicians, medical students, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and anatomists in the United States and abroad. As of May this year, over 33,000 different users had downloaded Nerve Whiz.

"Anybody with an iPhone or iPad can use this. Just go to the iPhone App Store, search for 'nerve whiz' and download it right to your smart phone," says London.

Nerve Whiz was financed by the Jerry Isler Neuromuscular Fund. Jerry Isler was diagnosed with a painful neuromuscular disease affecting his legs when he came to seek treatment from London.

Isler was very happy with the care he received at U-M and, with his wife, established the Jerry Isler Neuromuscular Fund in late 2009 to support U-M research and education related to neuromuscular disorders.

"This philanthropy has been the most satisfying thing we've done," says Jerry Isler. "And it was totally unexpected."

"Nerve Whiz takes the mystery out of the peripheral nervous system. Now anyone can learn to think more like a neurologist," says London.


'/>"/>

Contact: Imran Hyder
imranh@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Culture wires the brain: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
2. Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report
3. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
4. What to Look for When Selecting an Electronic Health Record for Your Community Oncology Practice - Free Educational Webinar
5. Refine Dermatique Aesthetic Medical Team Presents Free Educational Event in Otsego, MN
6. US Oncology Announces Expanded Educational Resources to Cancer Patients Through New Affiliations with CURE & NexCura
7. GlobalSign to Demonstrate Online Security Solutions to Educational Institutes at NERCOMP Conference
8. Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Hosts Educational Evening in Jacksonville
9. BetterInvesting Magazine Releases May Stock to Study and Undervalued Stock Choices for Investors Informational and Educational Use
10. U.S. Physician Demand for Transradial Access Education on the Rise New Transradial Access Site from Terumo Medical Corporation Supports Educational Need
11. Educational Toy Franchise Expects Continued Growth Throughout Colorado in 2010
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes ... Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , ... advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of ... AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added to ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity ... an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... of our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Any dentist who has made an implant supported ... Many of them do not even offer this as a ... laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer ... high cost that the majority of today,s patients would not ... Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: