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Biomedical Engineering Research Guide

A collection of library and web resources for biomedical engineering classwork and research.


Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to living organisms. Biomechanics studies the movement and structure of a living body and is part of the larger fields of kinesiology and biophysics. Five important components in biomechanics are motion, force, momentum, levers and balance. This field makes substantial contributions to medicine and health, human and animal movement and performance, and prosthetics. Biomechanics can be applied to whole organisms, organs and cells.

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