Engineering Sciences 05
Prerequisite: None.
Distributive: TAS.
Offered: 15S, 16S: 2A
Instructors: Rosen, Robbie

Amputee Advantage?

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Bionic Ear Stimulation Pattern

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ENGS 5. Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century

2015 Under Construction!

Design Innovation/Redesigning Humans: Wings

The course will explore technologies that will impact healthcare in the 21st century, including biology, robotics, and information. Included will be biotechnologies to be used for the treatment of diseases and the regeneration of missing organs and limbs. The course will also cover robotics that will replace human parts.

Included will be artificial organs and joints, robots as replacement for human parts, the human genome project, gene therapy, biomaterials, genetic engineering, cloning, transplantation (auto, allo, and xeno), limb regeneration, man-machine interfaces, and prosthetic limbs. This section will also cover ethical issues related to the above topics and issues regarding the FDA and the approval of new medical treatments. We will discuss going beyond normal with respect to the senses, muscles, and creating wings. Enrollment is limited to 75 students.
The Human-Powered Ornithopter (HPO) Project

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Right forelimb of a pigeon shown dorsal perspectives. Zoomorphology 1995;114:59, with permission.)
FROM TALK BY Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD on
The Morphological Basis of the Arm-to-Wing Transition in this course on May 27, 2014

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Medical artwork copyright Beth Croce.