This course focuses on introduction of biological characteristics from mechanical engineering viewpoints.
Characteristics of biological sensor system and brain are also introduced in the lecture.
Students will have the chance to tackle practical problems by applying knowledge acquired through this course.
Biological systems, Form, Movement, Sensory system, Brain
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of biological systems||Homework related to basic biological systems|
|Class 2||Scaling 1: Branching rule of plant, basal metabolism law (elastic similarity model)||Homework related to scaling|
|Class 3||Scaling 1: Basal metabolism law (Fractal model)||Homework related to Fractal|
|Class 4||Branching theory of blood vessel||Homework related to blood vessel|
|Class 5||Ratio of thickness to diameter of long bone||Homework related to bone shape|
|Class 6||Remodeling of biological tissues||Homework related to optimal design|
|Class 7||Specific factor in movement 1||Homework 1 related to specific factor|
|Class 8||Specific factor in movement 2||Homework 2 related to specific factor|
|Class 9||Musculoskeletal system||Homework related to musculoskeletal system|
|Class 10||Visual sensation||Homework related to visual sensation|
|Class 11||Auditory perception||Homework related to gustatory sensation|
|Class 12||Gustatory sensation||Homework related to gustatory sensation|
|Class 13||Haptics, proprioception, and multimodal perception 1||Homework 1 related to human sensor.|
|Class 14||Haptics, proprioception, and multimodal perception 2||Homework 2 related to human sensor.|
|Class 15||Brain and nerve||Homework related to brain.|
Course materials are provided during class.
Students' course scores are based on mini tests in the lecture and the related homework.
No prerequisites are necessary; however, the related mechanical courses are highly recommended to take.