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Biomechanics Artists impression of a robotic spider. Public domain image.


Biomechanics applies the principles of physics and engineering to understanding biological systems. This can mean analysing the physical properties of bone, shell and other materials that make up living things, modelling blood flow, or even analysing the way humans and other animals move. This is particularly useful for sports-people, where gait analysis may help them to move more efficiently, or prevent injury.

Artists impression of a robotic spider. Public domain image.
Studying the way humans and animals move helps us understand how to prevent and treat physical injury, as well develop new ways to mimic those abilities within the field of robotics.

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