How does the human body work

Body & knowledge

Insight into the human body

Humans are among the most complex living beings in the world. In the “Body & Knowledge” section, the Health Knowledge Foundation provides information about organs and body functions and provides insight into human anatomy in articles, videos and other formats.

What do organs like the heart do?

The Health Knowledge Foundation shows, among other things, how one of the most important organs works: the heart. Strictly speaking, it is a muscle and pumps approx. 70 milliliters of blood into the human body per stroke. With an output of around 100,000 beats per day, it is considered the powerhouse of the human body. A video shows which tasks the quick-witted organ fulfills.

Everything moves - thanks to the joints

Man would hardly be viable without joints. They connect two bones and enable many activities - whether swimming, running, cycling or jumping. Interesting: Did you know that humans have real and fake joints? Professor Dr. Dieter Blottner, an anatomy expert at the Berlin Charité, explains the difference in the video. In the interview, he also explains how many joints the human body has and why determining the exact number is complicated.

The electrocardiogram measures the heart rate

In addition to organs and body functions, the Health Knowledge Foundation also provides information about examination methods. For example, via the electrocardiogram, or ECG for short. Electrodes attached to the body measure the currents of the heart and show on a monitor whether patients are suffering from abnormalities such as cardiac arrhythmias.

In addition, current topics are taken as an opportunity in the "Body & Knowledge" section, for example to explain preventive measures such as vaccinations. In the future, the area will be expanded to include other aspects relating to body functions and organs.