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10-04-2009, 09:34 AM
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa Martin
To: Biomch-L@nic.surfnet.nl
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:51:39 +0100
Subject: Invitation to Brilliant!Biomed, a new biomedical engineering and
science website
Dear All,

I invite you to visit *Brilliant!Biomed: Bursting with Bits of
Biomedical Engineering and Science*, a new website I have founded, at

The site aims to provide engaging, scientifically sound summaries of
interesting research in fields relevant to health and medicine to an
audience ranging from academics to healthcare professionals to the
general public. Keeping in mind the close cooperation needed among
all involved in healthcare, it will also occasionally cross over into
health policy, politics, and more.

The articles are written in a style popular enough for non-specialists
to read but with just enough of the mathematical and scientific
details to satiate a more academic reader's curiosity. Plus, for those
who wish to learn more, a conveniently linked list of references is
provided for each article.

What can you expect to find at the site thus far?

*Dear [Player Name], next time, please use an initial angle of ___ and
initial velocity of___.* ~ A mathematical analysis of the ideal free
throw -- perfect for sports fans with an analytical streak to match
their competitive streak.

*The Politics of Prosthetics: Insuring America's Lower-Limb Amputees*
~ A discussion of the just distribution of prosthetic limbs in the
context of a luck egalitarian philosophical framework (and a chance
for all of us engineers, scientists, and medical practitioners to try
an entirely different type of thought!).

*From Gait Analysis to Automotive Aerodynamics* ~ A brief article
about how familiar motion capture techniques used in biomechanics
laboratories are being adapted by the auto industry.

*Can't get the jelly jar open?* ~ A practical look at the kinematics
of jar opening, from youth to old age. There's more to it than you
might think!

Coming soon: *From Steven Tyler's Screams to Pavarotti's High C--The
Science of Singing*

Contributions from readers are more than welcome, so please get in
touch at BrilliantBiomed@gmail.com if you would like to submit an
article or if you have a topic which you think should be covered.
General comments are welcome, as well--I'm always looking to improve!

Best regards,

Lisa M. Martin
DPhil Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Botnar Research Centre
Oxford University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L co-moderator