Video: Bone biomechanics

Watch or download our video of biomechanics expert Dr Sandra Shefelbine as she uses elaborate models and her own body to explain arm movement

From dancing to running, the reason the human body is able to move and coordinate itself so fluidly is because it obeys concrete mechanical principles, the study of which is called biomechanics. Here, biomechanics expert Dr Sandra Shefelbine (Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London), uses elaborate models and her own body to explain arm movement.

Running time 3 min 15 secs

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Exercise, Energy and Movement’ in January 2012 and reviewed and updated in August 2016.

Topic:
Physiology
Issue:
Exercise, Energy and Movement
Education levels:
14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development