1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

I was wondering what does Biomechanicals do ?

  1. Sep 18, 2009 #1
    I was wondering what does Biomechanicals do ?
    What is it like, what do you study ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 19, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    Re: Biomechanics

    Biomechanics covers a lot of topics: the mechanics of biological structures (bones, joints, wings..) and their motion (walking, swimming, flying...). Also, the mechanics of cells (cytoskeleton) and their motion. The main clinical applications I know of are the development of prosthetic materials and how cancer cells cross into and out of the bloodstream, but I'm sure there are others.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook