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Summer SAVY 2015 (Week 3, Day 4) – Bioengineering, Dr. Zeiger (Rising 2nd/3rd)

Posted by on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in SAVY blog.

Wow!  Students are really getting the hang of this engineering design method.  Today, students were challenged to design a prosthetic leg using some very simple materials including corrugated pipe, plungers, duct tape, towels, and bubble wrap.  They worked in teams which took quite a deal of negotiating and arguing their points of the design. The designs we saw were some of the best I have seen from any of my classes!  One design even included a puppet leg.
Students then were introduced to real prosthetic legs and tails thru Winter the dolphin and a flamingo! We also saw the fascinating work going on here at Vanderbilts Mechatronics lab.  Check out the following website to learn more…http://research.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/cim/research_orthosis.html.
See you tomorrow when students work on improving their designs from throughout the week!
Dr. Zeiger and Ms. Kate