ITP Class: Biomechanics

Biomechanics for Interactive was a class at NYU ITP taught by Dustyn Roberts.

Replicating a WREX Assistive Device

The Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) is an assistive device made of hinged metal bars and resistance bands. It enables kids with underdeveloped arms to play, feed themselves and hug. For our biomechanics class, we attempted to replicate one from open


We learned about wireless sensor communication today and saw this cool video of a project using XBee

Biomechanical Energy Harvesting

This paper and patent provided a detailed overview of an cool system for generating electrical power passively from everyday human movement. The unique thing about this system is that it uses generative braking – only providing resistance when the leg is trying

Vitruvian Snow Angel

Blizzard Biomechanics (aka snow angels)

During the recent blizzard, I had a chance to explore the snow covered city. The artists of the Italian renaissance are often an inspiration to me; accordingly, I have a print of da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man above my couch. On