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Throw like a girl?

by Dustyn Roberts on January 29, 2013

Interesting article on what “throwing like a girl” means: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-09-10/national/35494346_1_janet-hyde-boys-gender-gap Thanks Mike! more…

History of Biomechanics

by Dustyn Roberts on January 29, 2013

What is Biomechanics (according to Wikipedia) * Parts adapted from A Geneology of Biomechanics Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC) Born 2400 years ago, taught that we could not begin to understand the world around us until we understood our own nature. As scientists who seek knowledge of the mechanics within their own bodies, and […] more…

3D Kinematics and Kinetics

by Dustyn Roberts on April 17, 2012

Use the free CMO/C3D viewer to see these motions Toothpicks and marshmallows OpenSim plot demos to show joint angle where max moment occurs (tutorial here) Forward/Inverse Kinematics Robotic arm challenge more…

Biomaterials and Sensitivity

by Dustyn Roberts on April 12, 2012

I’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way – Jewel Biomaterial: a non-living material used that interacts with a biological system (like the human body). The study of biomaterials is called biomaterials science, and is an interdisciplinary field encompassing elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering, and materials science. List products that biomaterials are […] more…

Balance and Proprioception

by Dustyn Roberts on April 10, 2012

ESPN Sport Science Gymnastics How to mess with your head Why pin the tail on the donkey and dizzy bat are fun more…

Biomechanics for Product Design

by Dustyn Roberts on March 29, 2012

Design car seat and instrument panel Need eyes on the road Easy to reach controls Easy to reach controls Good back posture Old model – design shell of car then fit person in New model – design from the inside out Size reference – slide 26 The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in […] more…

Final Project (due 5/3)

by Dustyn Roberts on March 28, 2012

More open-ended project than midterms. Can deal with exploring human motion through a physical system (similar to midterms) or expressing understanding of biomechanics through other mediums – video, sound, generative artwork, etc. Option 1: Functional prototype and demonstration (documentation: blog post) Option 2: Paper prototype (documentation: Report research in the form of a draft of […] more…

Midterm Evaluations Summary

by Dustyn Roberts on March 28, 2012

Biomechanics of Major Joints

by Dustyn Roberts on March 22, 2012

Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System Functional Anatomy of Skeletal Muscles Biomechanics of major joints View more presentations from dustynrobots. more…