Parents' Guide to

Arloon Anatomy

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Augmented reality lets you see the body's systems in 3-D.

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This standout tool allows kids to explore anatomy using fun tech, but the features don't always work perfectly. Part of what sets it apart is that users move through the 3-D simulation as they read about the processes that go on in that part of the body, so kids can read, view, and explore in multiple ways. One drawback is that, though the developer's website makes it seem as if the augmented-reality feature allows the 3-D images to be mapped exactly onto a moving human body, it works better with Arloon’s small, square printout. Alternatively, you can use a person wearing a T-shirt with a detailed image, but the shirt's picture has to be big to get the full effect. A tutorial to walk kids through the controls would be helpful. Despite a few inconsistencies, there's a lot of interactivity and information to explore.

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