As a provider of visual medical information, Adam Software Inc. helps the user to understand the complex workings of the human body via the implementation of multimedia and Internet-enabled technologies. Since January 1999, the company introduces several parts of its award-winning dissectible anatomy database to the Internet in order to offer Web visitors the opportunity to explore their bodies in a way that was quite unimaginable before.
The A.D.A.M. abbreviation in the company's name actually refers to Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine which adequately expresses the provider's activity. Adam Software produces medical 2D and 3D imagery and animations as well as clinical text for the benefit of the educational and professional market. In addition, a very large variety of content and custom software components is supplied to health information system (HIS) vendors in order to enhance their product offerings.
Already in 1990, the Adam team of medical illustrators started to work on the dissectible anatomy database. It took them over five years to finish the job, illustrating every single muscle, nerve, artery and individual structure within the human body. Next to this, the team also created thousands of anatomical name labels. At the same time, the Adam computer specialists generated the essential technology to enable the sophisticated on-screen dissection.
As a result, the user can dissect the four classic anatomical views, relating to the anterior, posterior, medial and lateral position. In order to identify each anatomical structure at an individual pixel level, the company has developed the proprietary "pixel level recognition" technology. The software has especially been adapted to be applied on the Internet. The user thus can dissect layer by layer or navigate to a deeper level by means of a scroll bar to take part in an interactive visual experience.
The unique database has been thoroughly put to the test by several teams of professional anatomists and proclaimed ever since to be the global standard in computer-based medical education. There's a lot a person can learn from a book on health related issues but to actually see the human body at work on the Web constitutes quite a different and authentic experience.