Biomedical Advancements in Injury Recovery, Performance Enhancement, and Mechanical Assistance Applied to Athletics
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College of Engineering
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Biomedical and General Engineering Department
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BS in General Engineering
Athletics is constantly changing, and athletes are continually getting bigger, faster, and stronger. At the same time, biomedical technology and innovation is rapidly developing. New methods of injury recovery, genetic enhancement, and prosthetic assistance are being assimilated into the athletic world. The up and coming athlete needs to be aware of all of the usable information around them. This project is an accumulation of some of the cutting edge advancements in those fields. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, Frequency Specific Microcurrent Treatment, and Silk Polymer Anterior Cruciate Ligament Replacement are innovative new ways to treat common sports injuries. Performance enhancement has increased to new feats of gene doping Erythropoietin hormone, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 hormone, and orally consuming PPAR-delta modulator compound. The Ossur Flex-Foot Cheetah and Ottobock Genium prosthetics have allowed athletes to compete at the highest level possible despite traumatic injury or birth defects. The design aspect of this project is a prototype for a website in the form of a local program, created in Java, with a graphical user interface. This prototype allows the user to make selections of their sport of interest and their desired field of study, and then outputs the information of the newest innovation applicable.