National Biomechanics Day
Name: National Biomechanics Day
Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
The Vanderbilt Center for Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology is hosting its National Biomechanics Day Outreach Event & Lab Open House on Wednesday April 10 from 2-5 pm. The Center will be demonstrating off lots of interesting stuff: robotic exoskeletons, prosthetic limbs, smart clothing and other rehabilitation devices. They will provide hands-on demonstrations and give interactive tours of the biomechanics laboratory used for measuring human movement and performance. National Biomechanics Day is an international event that seeks to increase awareness of biomechanics (the study of motion and force as applied to biological systems), particularly among high school students, teachers and the general public. The hope is to help incorporate biomechanics into high school curricula as a way to excite and enhance the learning of students in the areas of math, biology and physics, and more broadly to show how science and engineering can be used to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities. This outreach event at Vanderbilt has won awards from the American Society of Biomechanics each of the last two years for excellent content and being amongst the most impactful events going on world-wide on National Biomechanics Day.