Biomaterials Paper Receives Over 1800 Citations
A review article written on magnesium by Associate Professor George Dias, and published in Biomaterials in 2006, has received over 1800 citations in other scientific publications. The review, co-written with Mark Staiger, Alexis Pietak and Jerawala Huadmai of the University of Canterbury, looks at the properties, performance, challenges and future directions of using magnesium-based biodegradable metallic biomaterials in orthopaedic implantation devices.
Avatar App To Aid Anatomy Learning
Dr Yusuf Cakmak has been awarded a University of Otago CALT University Teaching Development Grant to help develop his interactive avatar app. The app, currently called the 'Interactive Hand and Forearm Avatar', uses 3D technology to mimic the user's hand and finger movements onto a laptop screen. Muscle activation of the hand is translated to a laptop image and shows which muscles are related to the movement. Labels on the image name the muscles and tendons used to create the movement.
Students get Hands-on with Anatomy
This week (18-22 January) the Department is hosting eight Year 12 and 13 High School students from all over New Zealand, as part of the Hands-on at Otago programme (previously Hands-on Science). The students will be learning about the structure and function of the knee joint, from the macroscopic to the microscopic level.