The National Museum of Health and Medicine Announces 'Einstein Brain Atlas' App on Display
The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago's Einstein Brain Atlas iPad app has been transformed into a museum-sized interactive device now on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, Maryland. The app, originally designed for viewing on the iPad, is now also available on a 60-inch touchscreen at the NMHMallowing visitors to work with hundreds of life-size, ultra-high-resolution slides of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein's neuroanatomy. This also represents the first time these images have been put on public display in a museum setting.
The groundbreaking app is the result of a collaborative research and development agreement between the NMHM in Maryland, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago (NMHMChicago) and can be downloaded via iTunes for $9.99. Scientists at NMHMChicago developed the atlas of Einstein's brain from more than 350 neuroanatomical images. Users can explore the never-before-seen images at the cellular level using the innovative new Vscope System, a virtual microscope designed by scientists working for NMHMChicago.