UNH Hosts Local High School Students for National Biomechanics Day
On April 11, students from local high schools will be on the UNH campus to participate in fundamental biomechanics experiments including walking and running gait analysis, muscle strength and power measurement, and balance assessments. They will be exposed to state-of-the-art equipment in the Biomechanics Laboratory including a 13-camera high speed optical motion analysis system for the measurement of body kinematics, three-dimensional force plate for the measurement of ground reaction forces and center of pressure, instrumented gait analysis treadmill, and isokinetic dynamometer for the measurement of knee extension strength, power, and angular velocity. UNH undergraduate students from exercise science, athletic training, mechanical engineering, and biomedical science in the applied biomechanics course will lead the experiments and help the high school students perform calculations to answer real-world questions about why humans move the way they do.
Check out a clip of one of the gait anaylsis experiments they'll be doing here, featuring exercise science student Francis Gesel.