These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the sports equipment a triathlete may use:

* Communications project - students act as members of a research team that develops prosthetic limbs and running shoes. Funding for this work is required. Students devise an approach to suitable potential donors.

* Practical project - students undertake practical experiments to investigate how running shoes can reduce strain injuries caused by running on hard surfaces and how running shoes can improve the energy efficiency of running.

* Research project - students research how prosthetic limbs are designed and built to mimic a natural limb as closely as possible and the human factors that limit the type of artificial limb possible for an amputee.

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