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Putting one foot in front of the other: Understanding the mechanics of walking using physics and math

202 Hammond Building, University Park, PA 16802
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
One-Day Workshop


Most humans learn to walk within the first year of their lives. But keeping your balance relies on a series of coordinated and complicated movements that is not fully understood. In order to better understand complex movements, engineers model humans by applying their knowledge of mechanics, center of mass, and other factors. Through an enhanced understanding of “normal” motion, engineers can better predict the risk factors involved in falling and design robots that mimic human locomotion. All teachers are welcome, but content is most applicable to physics, general science, math and computer science teachers, particularly those teaching about forces, motion, center of mass, and data analysis.

Taget Audience:
Teachers of students grades 6-12
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