In this class, lectures will be given from the mechanical engineering point of view.
1. The shape and movement of living organisms, the controlling mechanism
2. Structure and characteristics of sensory organs and brain functions of living organisms
1. You are supposed to explain the shapes and movements of creatures and the mechanisms that control them using mathematics.
2. You are supposed to mention some specific examples of engineering applications that focus on the structure and characteristics of sensory organs and brain functions of living organisms.
This subject corresponds to the acquisition of.
6. Advanced Professional Achievement in Mechanical Engineering
7. Ability to make use of expertise to solve new problems and make creative proposals
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|This course will be offered using some application examples in biomedical engineering field, since one instructor has experience at a biomedical engineering company.|
Biological systems, Form, Movement, Sensory system, Brain
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures are the main. A quiz may be given to confirm understanding of the lecture contents. In this course, we use OCW-i. Immediately after your registration process, please check OCW-i.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of biological systems and scaling law of branching in tree||Exercise about branching law in trees|
|Class 2||Scaling law of basal metabolism 1||Exercise about scaling law of metabolism|
|Class 3||Scaling law of basal metabolism 2||Exercise about scaling law of metabolism|
|Class 4||Branching theory of blood vessels||Exercise about branching theory in blood vessels|
|Class 5||Specific power in locomotion 1||Exercise about specific power in locomotion|
|Class 6||Specific power in locomotion 2 and optimization of the long bone's thickness 1||Exercise about specific power in locomotion and the thickness optimization of the long bones|
|Class 7||Optimization of the long bone's thickness 1||Exercise about the thickness optimization of the long bones|
|Class 8||visual sensation 1||Onsite exercise related to visual sensation|
|Class 9||Visual sensation 2||Onsite exercise related to visual sensation|
|Class 10||Auditory sensation||Onsite exercise related to auditory sensation|
|Class 11||Balance and Haptic sensation||Onsite exercise related to balance and haptic sensation|
|Class 12||Gustatory and olfactory sensation||Onsite exercise related to gustatory sensation|
|Class 13||Musculoskeletal system||Onsite exercise related to musculoskeletal system|
|Class 14||Brain and nervous system||Onsite exercise related to brain and nervous systems|
|Class 15||Extra day||Extra day|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Course materials are provided during class.
Exercise in class 50%, Assignment 50%
No prerequisites are necessary; however, the related mechanical courses are highly recommended to take.
In this course, we use OCW-i. Immediately after your registration process, please check OCW-i.