Based on research from CU Boulder’s Integrative Physiology Department, learners in this class will explore biomechanics and the physics of walking versus running in stations focused on measurement, modeling and human body systems. They will measure forces, calculate accelerations, use unique human body systems models, iPad applications, PHET simulations and get to see and use real cutting-edge prosthetic devices. The program wraps up with an exciting exploration of cutting-edge technologies, biomechatronics and careers in applied physiology and sports science.

CU Research Partners and Sponsor Information Pages:
CU Integrative Physiology Webpage
CU IPHY-Applied Biomechanics Laboratory Webpage
Dr. Alena Grabowsky’s Webpage

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A special thanks to Seth O’Brian from Artificial Limb Specialists in Mesa, AZ and Abby Chandler from Choice Orthotics and Prosthetics in Knoxville, TN for the generous donations of biomechanical and prosthetic devices for this workshop!