ME 481: Schedule

 

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Week Day Date Class Web Reference
Material
Homeworks/Labs Project
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W Jan 17

Lecture 1:  Introduction to biomechanics,
musculoskeletal system and human movement 


Intro to Biomechanics
 
   
F Jan 19

Lecture 2: Gait lab, implants, range of motion,
rigid body models

Anatomical terms    
2 M Jan 22 Lecture 3: Orthopedic implants,
gait cycle, body segments
Gait cycle  

Types of implants for your project

Intramedullary rod   Bone fixation plate

Hip, knee, ankle replacement

W Jan 24 Lecture 4: Joint rotations,
inverse kinematics
Range of motion  

Credible resource pages:

AAOS   FDA page on implants

Burden of musculoskeletal disease

PubMed (for journal articles)

F Jan 26 Lecture 5: Numerical methods: differentiation Numerical methods    
3 M Jan 29 Lecture 6: Filtering, cut-off frequency,
Orthopedic implants, Technical writing 1 
    AO page - VERY useful and fun
W Jan 31 Gait lab demo - 1/2 class attends      
F Feb 2 Gait lab demo - other 1/2 class attends      
4 M Feb 5

Lecture 7: Open Sim
Scaling and inverse kinematics

     
W Feb 7

Class cancelled for career expo

     
F Feb 9

Lecture 8: Open Sim lab in class
(download please and bring a laptop)

OpenSim Tutorial    
5 M Feb 12

Lecture 9:  Determinants of gait
and implant design

Passive walkers

Compass gait

 

Ortho bullets

HipKneeBook

Joint loading data

W Feb 14

Lecture 10:  Implant design, ground reaction
force and balance

   

 

F Feb 16

Lecture 11:  Balance and technical writing

     
6 M Feb 19

Lecture 12: Kinetics - joint torques,
inverse dynamics

     
W Feb 21

 Review (exam in evening)

     
F Feb 23

Lecture 13: Kinetics
inverse dynamics

     
7 M Feb 26

 

     
W Feb 28

 

     
F Mar 2

 

 

 

 
8 M Mar 5

 

     
W Mar 7    

 

   
F Mar 9

EMG lab (1/2 class)

     
9 M Mar 12

EMG lab (1/2 class)

     
W Mar 14

 

     
F Mar 16

 

     
10 M Mar 19

SPRING BREAK

     
W Mar 21

SPRING BREAK

   
F Mar 23

SPRING BREAK

   
11 M Mar 26

 

 

 

 
W Mar 28

 

     
F Mar 30

 

     
12 M Apr 2

 

 

 

 
W Apr 4

Review (exam in evening)

     
F Apr 6        
13 M Apr 9

 

     
W Apr 11

 

     
F Apr 13

 

     
14 M Apr 16

 

     
W Apr 18

 

     
F Apr 20

 

     
15 M Apr 23

 

     
W Apr 25

 

     
F Apr 27

 

     
16 M May 2

 

     
W May 4

 

     


 

 

Final Exam Details - TBD 

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