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心齋 | 6th Sep 2006, 00:21 AM | BME related

I've found a very interesing article outlining the history of biomechanics. It turns out that the "grandfather" of biomechanics is the dear Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, who started the mechanical investigation of the human body in 1680! His De motu animalium is probably the first literature deals with biomechanics directly. Here is a photo of the grandfather of biomechanics:

 

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And a few photo of his masterpiece De Motu Animalium that I find here

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His work is really amazing, remember that this work is published in 1680, more than 300 years from now! But I wonder why nowadays everyone wanna trace their original back to our good old Socrates?


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Well, that's true, as it's highly related to our body. I'm not saying that's not interesting, just not from a student's perspective who needs to do the exam. But there are many other subjects will make you think about your body more, just like fresh Medi students may have that syndrome, always think something wrong with your body.

Well, at least, you will learn standing on one leg actually will give more than your body weight acting on that side's joints so you wouldn't want to do that all the time. And also whether stepping down or up the stairs is more dangerous in biomechanic sense.


[引用] | 作者 cris | 7th Sep 2006 23:04 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

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ha ha, really? I find it to be quite interesting if you start to use it to think about what is the most relaxing position of sleep or sitting, or imagine that you know what is the weakest part of human body so you can use it as your defense. But of course...none of it will be taught by our dear Dr.Zhang.............but imagination is good.......


[引用] | 作者 心齋 | 7th Sep 2006 22:33 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

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Thank you very much for this information, nice pictures and very good link to that article. But Biomechanics isn't my favourite subject at all, HAHAHA.


[引用] | 作者 cris | 7th Sep 2006 12:17 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]