Biomedical engineering is an exciting, innovative field of engineering. Solving problems related to the human body, biomedical engineers need to know about the human body in order to develop the technologies people need who are either sick or injured. While they are not doctors or nurses, they work closely with the medical field to serve patients who need help! Biomedical engineers also make sure they collect data on the individuals who are going to use their technologies!
After collecting our data on our arches, we're officially making a recommendation to Fast Feet Shoe Company on the number and types of arches they should make in their shoe models. Some students are recommending as few as three groups, and others are recommending as high as five groups. We'll be sending our letters off this week to the Museum of Science in Boston where Fast Feet Shoe Company is located!
Now that we've finished our biomedical engineering story, fourth graders are investigating how biomedical engineers collect and analyze data. Data collection and analysis informs their decisions regarding designing technologies.
Our fourth graders have been contacted by Fast Feet Shoe Company, and they're requesting some help regarding arch heights. In order to recommend the number and type of arch height models they make for their shoes, it's important that we collect arch height data.
Fourth graders will then take the data and organize it into groups that contain similar arch heights. Each arch height will have a name and Fast Feet Shoe Company will take their recommendation into consideration. Why will it be so important that there are different arch heights in their shoes? Doesn't everyone buying a pair of shoes to be comfortable when they walk/run?