U of S hosts high school students on campus for National Biomechanics Day

SASKATOON – Sixty high school students will visit the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus on April 11th, to experience biomechanics first-hand.

The event, in partnership with the College of Kinesiology, the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering at the U of S, will provide students the opportunity to take part in a variety of exciting and inspiring biomechanics activities and demonstrations. 

Members of the media are invited to visit any of the locations, with the student welcome beginning at 10 am in the Physical Activity Complex.

Locations and learning activities:

Physical Activity Complex – Rooms 353, 355 and 357 (87 Campus Drive)

  • Biomechanics of balance and movement; bone strength estimation; and neuromuscular analysis

College of Medicine – Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture Ergonomics Laboratory, Room 1317, E-Wing, Health Sciences Building (104 Clinic Place)

  • Ergonomics lab tour; upper arm strength testing; lifting biomechanics and motion capture technology; and upper limb prostheses – both body powered and myoelectric

College of Engineering – Lab 2C50 and Rooms 2B51 and 2B52 (57 Campus Drive)

  • Mechanical strength testing of simulated bone; prostheses design; and medical imaging of bone

Each session will run from: 10:30-11:30 am, 12:15-1:15 pm, and 1:30-2:30 pm. 


For more information, contact:

Kate Blau
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
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