- Department of Neurosurgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Pieter L. Kubben
Department of Neurosurgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands
DOI:10.4103/2152-7806.74148© 2010 Kubben PL This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
How to cite this article: Kubben PL. Neurosurgical apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. Surg Neurol Int 22-Dec-2010;1:89
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A few months ago, we released a web application for the journal that offered you a layout optimized for small screens for accessing our articles, posts, forum entries and videos. Nevertheless, the web application had the disadvantage that it reloaded its homepage every time you accessed it. This is due to the nature of web applications, but made browsing the content a little cumbersome.
For that reason, we created native apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android [
The second project we are collaborating on is NeuroMind. Within six months after its release, it became the #1 ranked neurosurgical app in the App Store with over 30,000 downloads. It has been mentioned in several magazines and weblogs, for example the widely cited “Top 10 Free Medical iPhone apps” on iMedicalApps. com. From user evaluations, we learned that residents and neurosurgeons value the “Scores” the most for use in daily practice, followed by some anatomical illustrations for explanation to patients and students. Therefore, this part will be improved in the next major update, that will run on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android as well. An illustration of the new layout is visible in
For more information on the progress and development of both apps, you can follow the Posts on our website. For technical details, you can visit the weblog on “