The Anatomy of Prosthetics

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This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is a quick, engaging introduction to a lesson looking at the properties of modern materials and how these are used to imitate human body parts. Students think about human body parts which can already be replaced with prostheses, explain what joints are and how they work and discuss links between modern technology and health.

This activity is part of a full set of resources in the Nature Reinvented collection and is supported by the video Nature Reinvented.

Curriculum links include prosthetics, smart materials, stress, strain, elasticity, standard form, dimensions, gradient, measurements.

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