"Not a lot of people know about biomechanics and the crucial role it plays in improving performance and preventing injury. We urge schools and colleges to book on to our fun and informative workshops on April 6 to find out more.”
Professor Nachi Chockalingam
Researchers at Staffordshire University are throwing open their labs to give young people an insight into the breakthrough science of the 21st century.
National Biomechanics Day is taking place on April 6 and Staffordshire University is hoping to raise awareness with workshops aimed at demonstrating the uses of biomechanics in sport, clinical settings, and technology.
Associate Professor of Biomechanics, Roozbeh Naemi said: “Biomechanics is the study of mechanical principles related to the structures and functions of living organisms such as plants, animals and humans. We look at the effect of forces on ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles and it’s an inter-disciplinary science combining knowledge from biology, mechanics, mathematics and physics.”
Biomechanics is a specialism within the University’s School of Life Sciences which offers post-graduate courses in clinical biomechanics and specialist biomechanics modules in Sport and Exercise Science degrees.
Under the leadership of Professor Nachi Chockalingam, the team also carries out ground-breaking research on the diabetic foot, which has the potential to improve the lives of millions of diabetic patients worldwide.
Professor Chockalingam said: “Biomechanics at Staffordshire University has an international reputation and we host an annual conference which involves experts from all over the world coming to share their research and best practice.”
“Despite this, not a lot of people know about biomechanics and the crucial role it plays in improving performance and preventing injury. We urge schools and colleges to book on to our fun and informative workshops on April 6 to find out more.”
For more information or to book a place, email: R.Naemi@staffs.ac.uk.
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