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