Screenshot of the interactive virtual heart app.

It’s exciting to see Virtual Heart available and ready for download in the app store.

In just a few short days it was downloaded over 3,000 times.  A lot of hard work and effort went into this project, both from XVIVO and the talented people at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Virtual Heart is a great representation of what XVIVO strives for: taking something that can be so difficult to conceptualize, in this case the complex function of a human heart, and presenting it in an easy to understand way through vivid animation and amazing precision.

Virtual Heart allows you to observe every beat and contraction from the exterior and interior of the heart. It also allows you to track how exactly blood flows through the heart, and watch how electrical impulses trigger the valve’s contractions. You can even increase or decrease heart rate with the tap of a button. One of the most important facets of Virtual Heart is its constant motion. This isn’t some textbook diagram, this is a moving, beating display, a simulation of life at your fingertips, ready to be explored*. And to top it all off, its free! Check out Virtual Heart, and enjoy!