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Breaking bones: animating the biomechanics of sport injury

Smith, Andy and Laycock, R. and Liefeith, Andreas (2006) Breaking bones: animating the biomechanics of sport injury. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 5 (2). pp. 77-82.

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Abstract

This paper describes how a rig was constructed to demonstrate to students on a sports injury module
the forces involved in breaking bones. This enabled the students to meet a learning outcome related
to the identification of the pathophysiological processes of acute damage in relation to specific sites
and sports injury. The rig was built from angle iron, which was attached to a force plate and
associated software, into which could be viced pig and turkey bones. Reflection on the demonstration
raised a number of issues including the limitations of virtual reality and do we want technicians or
animators?

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: 10.3794/johlste.52.135
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/99

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