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Joining Neurology, Muscles and Machines to Enhance Health and Mobility
April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm
University of Vermont, Davis Center, Brennan’s Pub
FREE pizza and drinks; Open to all youth in grades 7-12
Biomedical engineering offers a pathway for combining a desire to help others with an interest in engineering and technology. In this café you’ll learn about the field of biomedical engineering, with a focus on emerging engineering solutions for neurological problems. Participants will explore three hands-on activities focusing on new treatments that expand patients’ ability to interact with their environment after neurological
injury or limb loss.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Nic Fiorentino is a biomechanist with a mechanical engineering background in solid mechanics and dynamics. His areas of expertise include biomechanics, orthopedics, and imaging. His long-term research goals are to improve the overall health and well-being of those who have suffered an injury and to reduce the burden from all disabling musculoskeletal conditions. He leads the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Orthopaedic Biomechanics (MIOB) research laboratory at UVM.