Happy Halloween: Vol. 2
The tress are changing color, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the weather is getting cooler – and that means that Halloween is just around the corner! What better way to get in the mood than to stop in to the Engineering Library and check out the Terror-ific Halloween exhibit! Come and see the many skeletons (including a vampire bat!) and a jar of newts (anybody find the eye?).
Interested in exploring how engineering relates to the human skeleton?
As baby boomers are maturing, more and more are having knees, shoulders, and hips replaced, vision correction surgery, hearing aids, and more. For more information pick up Biomedical Engineering Principles of the Bionic Man. In it, author George K. Hung brings together principles and techniques for the repair and replacement of organs and joints. It has contributions from leading scientists in various areas, including biomedical, electrical, mechanical engineering, orthopedic surgery, optometry and more. Biomaterials in Modern Medicine : the Groningen Perspective, edited by Gerhard Rakhorst and Rutger Ploeg, is written from a medical perspective and moves through the process of medical product development. It includes information about design of biomedical products, technology assessments, haemocompatibility of medical devices, and tissue and cell interaction with materials. It also discusses several cases studies dealing with these issues.
Lumbar Injury Biomechanics deals directly with spinal injuries, looking at a broad range of causes. Editor Jeffrey A. Pike covers everything from transportation injuries, falls, military injuries, sports and personal violence. This is a great resource for anyone interested in biomechanics accident reconstruction, and rehabilitation! If you are interested in prosthetics, Technology and Touch : The Biopaolitics of Emerging Technologies looks at the development of new touch technologies – from technologies we touch (i.e. keyboards, smart phones) to the technologies that touch us (i.e. prosthetics, smart clothing).
Look at these eye sockets!
Did you know that prosthetic eyes date back to at least 2,900 BC? The materials and technology have (obviously) changed a great deal since the beginning. The prosthetic eye has gone from being made out of clay, wood and ivory, enameled silver and gold, glass and now to polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plastic. Interested in learning more about ocular prosthetics? Clinical Ocular Prosthetics is a comprehensive look at ocular prosthetics and gathers information from ophthalmology, prosthetic eye and contact lens literature. The editors also tackle the psychological, anatomical and physiological aspects of eye loss, and includes patient evaluations, constructing prosthetic eyes, dealing with socket complications and more.
Besides the vampire bat and Macaque skeleton, and the jar of newts, the Museum of Natural History also lent us the casts of a rattlesnake, a bull frog and the skull of a red sheep. The University of Iowa’s Hardin Library for the Health Sciences lent a replica of a human skull – complete (or incomplete?) with missing teeth! They also lent us a replica of leg and foot bones. Thank you to both the Museum of Natural History and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences!
Come in the Library, check out our exhibit, and start thinking Halloween!!
Hung, George K. 2010. Biomedical engineering principles of the bionic man. Singapore : World Scientific. Engineering Library RD130 .B565 2010
Rakhorst, Gerhard; Ploeg, Rutger, editors. 2008. Biomaterials in modern medicine : the Groningen perspective. New Jersey : World Scientific. Engineering Library R857.M3 B5727 2008
Pike, Jeffrey A. 2013. Lumbar injury biomechanics. Warrendale, PA : SAE International. Engineering Library RD768 .P55 2013
Cranny-Frances, Anne. 2013. Technology and touch : the biopolitics of emerging technologies. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan. Engineering Library T173.8 .C736 2013
Pine, Keith R. 2015. Clinical Ocular Prosthetics. Cham : Springer International Publishing. Engineering Library RE986 .P56 2015