Welcome to InnerBody! We hope to help you explore the incredible anatomy and physiology of the human body, as well as related subjects like diseases, proper nutrition and the many careers revolving around all of these subjects. But you've probably arrived at this page because you'd like to know more about who we are, how we operate the website, and how to reach us. You're at the right place! Keep reading - or click one of these handy links - to learn about:
Online since 1997, InnerBody is your go-to resource for accurate and easy-to-use information about human anatomy, exploring all systems of the human body. More than 10 million patients, students, and other inquisitive people visit our website each year. More than 200 high schools and community colleges integrate our content into their curriculum and use InnerBody as a fun, interactive alternative to expensive textbooks. We're proud of the fact that InnerBody has received excellence awards from the likes of Popular Science, Homeschool.com, and other organizations dedicated to furthering education.
Our new InnerBody Explorer interactive learning tool features over 300 high-resolution 3D CAD views of over 1500 objects in the body, covering all major anatomical systems. InnerBody Explorer makes learning about the human body fun. No fancy browser plugs-ins or Flash are needed (just make sure your browser version is up to date) and perhaps best of all, our site is 100% free.
Innerbody.com, a HowToMedia Inc. website, is produced and managed by a dedicated team based in Downtown San Mateo, CA. We are passionate about using technology to transform how we learn about health and the human body. We are led by our CEO, Eric Rodriguez.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the deeply knowledgeable Jill Weisenberger (MS, RD, CDE), who wrote InnerBody's nutrition guides. And a special thanks to Rachel Bajema at Bajema Studios for her excellent artistic work with us creating our new anatomy images.
We also have worked with healthcare professionals to launch a relatively new section devoted to answering students' questions about degrees and higher education, with a focus on preparing for careers in healthcare. Check it out and let us know what you think!
InnerBody is a for-profit website with a not-for-profit mindset and mission. We believe that it is very important for Internet users throughout the world to have access to up-to-date and accurate information in a medium that takes advantage of the latest technologies. While not every patient, student or classroom can afford anatomy textbooks or iPad applications, anyone with an Internet connection has access to a wealth of information on InnerBody free of charge.
You see those advertisements at the top and to the right of some pages? Those ads help us cover all of the development, editing and design costs that it takes to keep InnerBody up and running. Since our inception, we have reinvested all of our proceeds back into the site to ensure you are getting the best experience possible. While everyone, including us, would prefer an ad-free Internet, those ads make it possible for us to continue improving our site without having to charge a monthly or yearly fee. (By the way, each year, we ask our users if they would prefer an ad-free option for a small monthly fee. And the reply we consistently hear is something to this effect: "No, keep InnerBody free. We don't mind the ads." If you feel differently, please let us know by filling in our Feedback Form.)
If you are using one of our anatomy images in a presentation or classroom, you can give credit to InnerBody.com for the image.
If you are a student citing one of our anatomy pages in a bibliography, here is some information we hope will be useful.
Author: For all anatomy pages where a byline for anatomy instructor Tim Taylor appears at the bottom of the text, please use Tim Taylor as the author. For all other anatomy pages, please treat the page as authorless and simply move the page title to the beginning of the citation, as in:
"Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website, Publication Day Month Year. Web. Day Month Year webpage was accessed. <URL>.
Page title: The orange title you see at the top of the page.
Website title: InnerBody.com
Publisher of website: HowToMedia, Inc.
Publication date: When citing anatomy pages that have a Tim Taylor byline at the bottom, please use October 2012. For all other anatomy pages, please use “n.d.” in citation.
Remember to include the retrieval date (date when you accessed the page), as well as the URL of the page in angle brackets, at the end of your citation.
Have an idea for how we can improve your learning experience? Or just want to reach Editorial Staff? Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question or encounter a problem while using the site, but don't want to wait for our reply, please also consider checking out our FAQ section - there, you will find solutions to some of the most common issues.
If you have a minute (not more, we promise!), please fill out our SHORT 5-question Feedback Form. We truly would appreciate your input.
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If you are brand new to InnerBody, we invite you to check out the instructional video that we created in hopes that it would provide a good introductory overview of the features on the site.
There are many interactive ways to learn about anatomy on InnerBody, whether you arrive hoping to learn about a particular body part or instead aim to explore an anatomical system without any one particular object of interest. You can explore anatomy by system (like the cardiovascular system for example), by general region of the body (like the head, or the legs), or by jumping to a specific body part and branching out from there. By hovering your cursor over the image, you can learn about the various objects featured in them. Helpful anatomy term lists are also located on every anatomy page for you to scroll through and see what objects are featured in that particular system and area of the body. Hover over each one to see a description of them.
If you have trouble finding what you’re looking for either in the image or in those lists of objects, we also provide a site search bar where you can type the desired organ or body part, and see all options on our site.
If you have a question that the video does not cover, please send us the question via our Feedback Form.
95% of the technical issues our visitors encounter are caused by using an outdated browser. Please update your browser and try again. Here are the update links: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.
Please send us details about your technical issue via firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will look into it ASAP.
Please fill out our quick Feedback Form and share with us your idea!
Sorry, but we do not permit the use of our content. However, if it is for strictly educational, not-for-profit purposes, we do in some cases allow our content's use. To make a request, please contact us via email@example.com. Please understand that we get hundreds of requests to use our content each month. If we fail to reply to you in a timely fashion, please do not assume that the request was granted. Thanks in advance for your understanding!
While we try our best to make sure that everything on InnerBody is labeling properly and factually correct, we are human and are not perfect. Please describe what you suspect is in error in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please include the webpage's address in your email - that information helps us greatly.
Currently, InnerBody Explorer works best on an iPad or Android Tablet - just keep in mind that you may need to scroll horizontally in order to utilize the anatomy interface to its fullest. You can access it on an iPhone via your browser, but we admit the overall experience on some of our pages is less than optimal (we are finding it very difficult to fit all the information on the smart phone's tiny screen). We are currently looking into ways to make your mobile experience even better.
In an effort to keep our visitors' experience decluttered, we have done our best to provide gender-specific anatomy images wherever there are meaningful or just superficial anatomical differences between men and women, but not where differences would be more trivial or non-existent. If you are concerned that we have overlooked an area of meaningful anatomical difference between the genders, please let us know via our Feedback Form.
The first question we generally ask is: "Are you using the current version of your browser, or has it been a while since you updated?" If you are using an older browser version, it's likely the reason why those buttons and other features aren't working properly. Please update your browser version - here are the update links: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.
If you are using the current version of your browser and those buttons aren't working: what color are they? Normally, those two buttons are blue. When they are grey, it means from this particular page there is no option to change anatomical system or view angle, whichever the case may be.
Lastly, those buttons are not meant to be clicked - if you hover over them where they are blue, you will see options unfold beneath each of them. Clicking those unfolded options is the way to change view angle or change anatomical system.
Please visit our Who We Ae section for handy information about citing our anatomy pages.
Please credit InnerBody.com for the image.