I just got word that the Figure 1 app that was previously only available for iOS is now available for Android. I now have an account, and if you happen to be one of the first 1,000 to sign up for a free account, you are in the mix for a $25 Google Play gift card.
Figure 1 is like Instagram, but for healthcare professionals. You can crowdsource a photo to see if you can come up with a probable diagnosis, say for something like a skin rash, or use the app as a way to share a rare encounter with a medical condition. I have seen radiology films and quick smartphone snapshots uploaded through the app. I expect to see a lot of images of dislocations, avulsions, amputations, obvious fractures, rashes, and more.
The Figure 1 apps could also be a great teaching tool to support anatomy and physiology lectures.
You can register for a free account right from the app, and if you are also a presently licensed physician, you can have your account verified. If you are a Paramedic, you should choose “Other Healthcare Professional” and scroll down to “Paramedic”.