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Biomechanical Imaging and Material Testing

Some biomechanists study the individual components of a biological system to understand more about movement capabilities. These scientists examine topics such as the maximum forces that muscles can produce, the stiffness in soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons, and how bones respond to loading. Understanding the properties of the materials that make up the…
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Animal Biomechanics

Force platforms can be used to measure ground forces in animal locomotion. Here we see one of our furry friends with reflective markers walking over a force platform to assess his gait mechanics. Researchers at Vanderbilt University invented prosthetics for some wonderful canines. Check out this video.