Designed by a neuromuscular neurologist at the University of Michigan, Nerve Whiz is a free application for medical professionals interested in learning the complex anatomy of nerve roots, plexuses, and peripheral nerves. Select which muscles are weak, or point to areas of sensory loss, and the application can provide you with distinguishing features and detailed information, complete with relevant pictures and diagrams.
• Nerve and Muscle Charts. This comprehensive inventory of the most clinically relevant muscles in the upper and lower extremities can be sorted by root, trunk, cord, peripheral nerve, action, or muscle name.
• Muscle Localizer. Select muscles as weak or strong, and the application provides a list of possible localizations (root, plexus, or nerve), along with distinguishing features about each.
• Nerve Diagrams. Choose any localization (root, trunk, cord, or nerve), and see a diagram of that nerve in the context of the brachial or lumbosacral plexus. Toggle to “Muscle View” and the diagram shows you the muscles supplied by your chosen nerve, and from where their innervations arise.
• Sensory Localizer. Touch a picture of an arm or leg and Nerve Whiz suggests localizations with beautiful graphic representations of the sensory distributions of nerve roots, parts of the plexus, and nerves.
NOTE: Nerve Whiz is intended to be an educational tool only. Nerve distributions vary between patients, and central or multifocal processes can mimic focal peripheral lesions. As such, this application should not be relied upon to make clinical decisions.
Designed by Zach London, MD
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan
This application was funded through the generosity of the Jerry Isler Neuromuscular Fund.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Nerve Whiz is now compatible with iOS8 and new screen sizes.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
This application is very good and helped me a lot during daily life & thank you so much.
your last update was before 4 years , I am afraid that your app will be not supported in the next few days
So please update.
I recommend this app to my medical students and residents that all find it immensely useful.
This is the first app I've ever reviewed because I'm so excited about it. Nothing flashy here, but very well-organized information regarding everything you might need to know about the neuromuscular system, from nerve root and plexus through to muscle and sensory systems. There are several ways to view the same information, either by following the path of roots/nerves, clicking on anatomic areas to view their innervation, or viewing a list of the muscles. You can also add a list of muscles that are weak, and the app will list potential localization. I would love an ipad-optimized version, but for such a great app I'll live with a little lost resolution for now. Looks great on the iPhone.
The developer, The University of Michigan, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- The University of Michigan
- 32.1 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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