Science fiction occasionally depicts elaborate replacements or augmentations for human body parts. This video of “Sarif Industries,” a fictional company in the sci-fi video game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, touches on that very topic. While this technology does not exist in real life, it’s based on research done by people such as Dr. Michelle Sabick. Besides, who wouldn’t want to snap photos straight from their eyes or have some sort of football throwing laser rocket arm?
Dr. Michelle Sabick, the Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, is this week’s feature for Beyond the Blue. Want to know what that entails? Welcome to the Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR) at Boise State, where the mission is to advance the understanding of the mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics of human movement.