Smart Skeleton Project

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🎶Hip Bones connected to the🎶…whats it now? This open source skeleton is a teaching tool for students learning anatomy. John Pattillo published the project and shared it with us.

I teach human anatomy and physiology. I recently published
an educational project in Advances in Physiology Education. The “Smart
Skeleton” uses BNO055 sensors to track the limbs of a plastic teaching
skeleton. This allows students to use a companion application (written in
Unity) to test their knowledge of joint movements and muscle actions. The
project makes extensive use of adafruit products.

From the American Physiological Society:

This paper describes the design, construction, and use of an open-source hardware and software tool intended to help Anatomy and Physiology students test their knowledge of muscle actions and joint movements. Orientation sensors are attached to a model skeleton to turn the skeleton into an interactive, physical model for teaching limb movements. A detailed description of the construction of the tool is provided, as well as the configuration and use of companion software.

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