Instructional Video

Biomechanical Modeling

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What does modeling have to do with bones? A video introduces us to Dr. Prinold, a biomechanical engineer. Dr. Prinold is working at modeling the forces incurred on a child's ankle. The idea is that the model will help doctors understand the progression of childhood arthritis better.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an introduction to a lesson on bone diseases
  • Research other uses of modeling in the bio-mechanical field
Classroom Considerations
  • It would be beneficial if the class understands how the skeletal system of children is different than that of adults
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The video provides a look at the skeletal system from a different perspective
  • The resource highlights a STEM career of a biomechanical engineer
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