🎶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.
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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