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N.B. It is important to remember that a physiotherapist undergoes years of training. If you have an injury it is recommended you get advice from a professional.

 

Physiotherapy and Robots

 MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

1. In pairs, read the following article from The Conversation 11 April 2016. Reading

The Conversation

During the article, the following video was provided: NAO helps Deegan form a bridge
https://youtu.be/KF-XGbfAlUQ
Video

 

Analyse the benefits for both the patient and the Physiotherapist.

What benefits do you think NAO provides to the Physiotherapist? What about the patient?

2. List the pros and cons of using this type of technology?

For example, will the Physiotherapist have to team up with IT people to have their verbal and physical instructions embedded within the robot? Each time? For each patient?

3. You are to look at the following photograph of a physiotherapist at work on a patient.

 

Physiotherapist

With a partner, write down all the instructions that NAO would need to help a child undertake this exercise!

What would be your sequence of instructions? Remember they have to be very exact (for both the child and robot to be programmed).

What words or phrases of encouragement would you give to the child via NAO?

3. Record your instructions.

4. Play your instructions to another pair of students and view the consequences. Did they "get" your instructions correctly.

5. Make adjustments to your instructions.

6. Create a simple code for your instructions. Share your code with another pair. Were they able to follow your code and make the correct movements?

 

Avoiding Lower Back Pain: what is the consensus?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

1. Form a group of 4 - 5 students and read the following article from The Conversation 5 April 2018 Reading

The Conversation

2. Create a survey using Survey Monkey and survey your family and friends about their back pain.

Survey Monkey

You are to find out what your family and friends think about the causes of their back pain!

3. Analyse your results.

4. Share with the rest of the class. Are there any common ideas about the causes of back pain? List them down.

5. Go back to the article and examine the reasoning here about the causes of back pain.

6. As a group, create an infographic to be placed in each group member's family home to encourage the use of the spine.

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Inner Body - Muscular System

 High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Muscular System
Better 4 Fitness

 High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Better 4 Fitness
Physio Exercises App

 High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability



Cost: FREE
Developed by:
Peter Messenger

Physio app
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Muscle and Bone Anatomy 3D App

 High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability






Cost: $US6.99
Developer:
Real Bodywork
Muscle and Bone Anatomy app
Muscle and bone anatomy app screenshots
Muscle Anatomy App

 High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Muscle Anatomy App

Muscle Anatomy App Screenshots

Cost: $US0.99
Developer:
Blaine King

 

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