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Anatomy and Design Innovations
This Introductory Seminar provides students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of human anatomy and its influence on the design of commercial products, joint prostheses and performance of core strengthening exercises. Students will learn how societal advancements have evolved to increasingly accommodate human form and function. Guest speakers are experts in the fields of audiology, interior vehicle design, yoga/Pilates and prosthetics. In the online course, the laboratory component exposes students to human cadavers via the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table, 3D digital apps, images and models. If the course is provided in hybrid form, human anatomy cadaver specimens will also be studied. By the end of this course, students will be able to explain how properly designed headphones and earbuds aid in sound detection; how innovatively designed automobile interiors aid in safety and musculoskeletal efficiency; how thoughtfully choreographed yoga and Pilates movements incorporate proper joint and muscle movement; how properly designed joint prostheses aid in joint movement and muscle function; and, deliver short group presentations using proper communication skills.