by July 14, 2010 0 comments

Fremont: Emantras Interactive Technologies has been named winner of PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Mark Twain Ethical Science Award for developing the exciting touch-enabled virtual Frog Dissection iPad application. This application is a sophisticated and humane alternative to animal dissection. The new approach gives students a way to learn anatomy without harming animals, electronically exploring and manipulating a frog’s organs in large 3-D imagery. “Millions of frogs, cats, pigs, and other animals suffer and are killed for dissection even though modern non-animal teaching methods for biology have repeatedly proved to be superior,” says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo, who notes that the National Science Teachers Association has amended its official position statement to endorse the use of modern non-animal methods as a replacement for animal dissection. “We commend Emantras for helping to replace cruel, archaic animal dissection with humane, 21st century science learning tools”, she added. Thanks to leading e-learning firm Emantras, students now have another way to learn anatomy without harming animals, PETA said. Comparative studies have shown that interactive computer programs teach students as well as or better than animal dissection. They are also humane, safe, and economical–Emantras’ application can be downloaded for $4.99 on iTunes. According to Sesh Kumar, Founder & CEO, Emantras, “We are honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award from PETA. Emantras has worked for over ten years to advance in the field of digital learning. The Mark Twain Ethical Science Award provides a clear demonstration of the impact of our work”. For more information, please visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frog-dissection/id377626675?mt=8 or http://www.emantras.com/MarkTwainAward_Emantras%20Inc_72.pdf

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