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Prosthetic Design

This inspirational video highlights careers in biomedical engineering. Until recently, bone cancer patients would have had a limb amputated, but today prosthetic surgery can remove the tumour section and replace it with individually engineered implants made from a multitude of specialised materials.

This...

Pure Water

This video, for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), looks at how water is becoming an increasingly precious resource, even in affluent places like California where the infrastructure is struggling to cope with demand.

Engineers have looked at extreme conservation, sea water desalination...

Robotic Surgery

This video, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), explains how mechatronics, the combination of mechanical engineering, electronics and computer science, are used to develop robots. This example shows how mechatronics is being applied to the field of robotic assisted surgery. The Da Vinci...

Remote Medicine

This video, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), explains how a telemedicine system is used by hospitals in the south-east of England to allow consultants to view injuries to patients and offer advice remotely. Software engineer, Scott Reynolds, explains how the system allows hospitals to...

Shifting Sewage

This film, from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), looks at the London sewerage system. This is a combined system in which dirty water from households and excess rainwater all ends up in the same place. When heavy rainfall fills the system it needs to be able to overflow into the river rather than...

Smart Sensor Communications

This video, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), features physiotherapist Jeroen Bergman who works with smart sensors at Charing Cross Hospital. He explains how a variety of sensors are used to analyse patients’ movements. Development work is looking at how costs can be reduced by integrating...

Questions

In this Teachers TV video, the late Ted Wragg shares his years of research into question types and reveals that in the classroom, surprisingly, only four per cent of questions asked in secondary schools are "higher order" questions, requiring more thought and an extended answer.

Launch

In this activity, students look at the RNLI’s high-speed Shannon class lifeboats and launch vehicles which use hydraulics as a propulsion system. They explore the relationship between force, pressure and area and how forces are transmitted through liquids. Students also investigate how the output force of a jet...

Industrial Design and Testing Designing for Innovation and Safety

This film clip goes to Volvo’s advanced test facility. As safety is the most important element of the Volvo brand, they have invested heavily in what may be the best crash test centre in the world.

They can reconstruct almost any collision that may occur in the real world, even re-creating crashes...

Jheni Osman: Bridges

Einstein’s special theory of relativity helped to design the world’s tallest bridge. The bridge is taller than the Eiffel Tower and can carry 35,000 tonnes. All bridges have to cope with two main forces, tension and compression.

Engineers also had to consider the problem of accuracy when working on such...

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