Human Full Body Skeleton Models
Full body skeleton models for teaching, training, and demonstration in medical, healthcare, and educational settings
The human skeletal system includes not only bones (206 bones), but ligaments and cartilage. A skeleton can be divided into the axial skeleton (vertebral column, ribcage, skull) and the appendicular skeleton (shoulder girdle, upper extremity, pelvic girdle, lower extremity). The skeleton serves to produce red blood cells, act as a storage site for minerals, provide protection to vital organs, and act as levers for movement at joints when muscles pull on them during contraction.
A full body skeleton helps anatomy students view the form and shape of the human skeleton as well as individual bones. Kinesiologists will often place or position rubber bands on skeletons to demonstrate the line of pull of skeletal muscles (attached to the muscles origin and insertion sites) in identifying how and where a muscle crosses a joint for determining the actions or movements it will perform when shortening during contraction. Some skeletons come with the origin and insertion points of the body’s skeletal muscles painted on them. There are stationary and mobile stands. Full body skeletons can come in life-size, medium, and mini sizes.
Full body skeletons are used in hospitals, laboratories, educational classrooms of all ages, and purchased by individual students to help enhance their personal study of the skeleton system.