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Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering for Mobility

This video from the Science of the Summer Olympics series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation, explores how engineering is used to design better wheelchairs for athletes of every sport in the Paralympic Games. Rory Cooper, a biomechanical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh and a Paralympic athlete, discusses how wheelchair design is changed to fit the needs of athletes in different sports, using concepts from physics and engineering.

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