heartALP has been updated. For easier learning of the areas of different heartsounds and murmurs we added audible sound area rendering to study view. Sound areas are also visible in the answer review view of play mode.
You can read the full change log here.
Midwinter Sale of heartALP creatures!
Our first annual midwinter sale is going on now!
From 16.1. - 20.1.2017 you can get heartALP creatures! for only 8.99€ (
heartALP creatures! released for iPad
heartALP extends it's support for new carbon based lifeforms: you can now study the most common heartconditions of dogs, cats and horses.
This release is intended for private use. Educational institutions should contact us for classroom licenses.
Neuropeli released for iPad
heartALP for Windows released
heartALP is now available for Windows 7 operating system. This release is for academic and educational purposes and therefore is not available for direct downloads. Evaluation licenses can be requested by dropping us an email.
heartALP for OSX released
heartALP now runs on Apple's OSX 10.6 and above operating systems. This release is mainly intended for academic or educational institutions and as such is not available for direct downloading. For licensing, please inquire within.
heartALP 1.0 released
Amazingly pleased to announce our first publication - heartALP, the Advanced Learning Platform for Cardiac Sounds.
This application is an essential tool for every medical student, nurse or paramedic in order to learn to distinguish the most common heart conditions at auscultation. Using headphones is recommended.
This application includes 16 most common heart condition recognisable at auscultation. With the intuitive user interface, you can individually turn on/off any sound or murmur to listen the possible combinations and, even further, the adjustable heart and breathing rate greatly increases the number of scenarios to be studied.
In a game mode you can test your auscultation skills by choosing one of the 3 difficulty levels. At the most difficult level the system randomises up to 3 murmurs to be recognised by the player while the fast heart rate can make the task even more difficult.
The realistic user interface allows you to freely move the stethoscope at the 3D torso in order to listen the heart sounds at different places and, this way, to learn to find the optimal listening area for a certain heart sound or murmur. As in reality, by moving the stethoscope towards the sound origin, you will hear the sound louder and vice versa.
This application is not intended for diagnostic purposes of any medical condition. It is an additional tool for medical students and personnel to improve their auscultation skills.