Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Vida Systems, an innovative edtech startup that delivers highly engaging learning products, today announced that its game-based skeletal anatomy application, Bone Geniusâ¢, is now available on Apple’s iTunes. Bone Geniusâ¢ is the first iOS application for tablet from Vida Systems.
Bone Geniusâ¢ is a skeletal anatomy game designed for students of all ages, including nursing and pre-nursing students, pre-med and students taking high school or higher-level anatomy courses. Bone Geniusâ¢ covers four anatomical regions (arms, legs, skull and torso), each with three levels of play scaled for multiple learning levels. Complete with beautiful 3D graphics, fun elements for delivering positive feedback, scoring and tracking, and Game Center integration, students will quickly forget they are working their way through arduous course materials, and instead easily master the subject.
“Bone Geniusâ¢ is unique in its approach to integrating engaging game play with adult-level content and learning,” said Jill Wilson, president and CEO, Vida Systems, Inc. “Vida Systems brings a new philosophy to edtech. We believe it is time to fully embrace gaming in coursework. By coupling the advances in graphics, digital publishing and gaming platforms, we will be able to transform the educational market through simple-to-use, engaging, mobile elearning applications.”
The adoption of gaming in education has become widespread in the last several years, with a focus on K12 learners. Vida Systems’ mission is bringing that engagement to learning for older students. Learning can be particularly challenging with anatomy and physiology because of the sheer volume of the content to be memorized; incorporating play can lessen the difficulty of that challenge. “Anything that makes learning anatomy fun is a win,” said James Smiley, instructor at UC Berkeley. “Vida understands that engagement is key, and Bone Geniusâ¢ will be a great tool for my students.”
Bone Geniusâ¢ is available immediately on Apple iTunes. As part of a special launch promotion, the Company has announced that it will offer Bone Geniusâ¢ for free for a limited time; after the promotion it will be priced at $4.99. The company plans to launch Bone Geniusâ¢ on the Android platform in May, 2014.
About Vida Systems Vida Systems is an innovative edtech startup that develops highly engaging products for learning. The Company’s anatomy-focused product portfolio includes Bone Geniusâ¢, a mobile application downloadable from Apple’s iTunes, Anatomy Geniusâ¢, a mobile application coming soon to iTunes, and VidaEchoâ¢, a virtual echocardiography trainer available online at http://www.vidaecho.com. Founded in 2011, the Company is a company in residence at the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in Mountain View, California and is privately held. For more information, please visit http://www.vidasystems.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @VidaSystems.