Scientists meet this week at biomechanics conference in RI

Providence, R.I. – Scientists from around the country convene in Providence this week to discuss the latest developments in biomechanics.

Scientists describe biomechanics as the place where engineering and life sciences meet. At the annual conference of the American Society of Biomechanics in Providence this week that means everything from robots that can swim like fish to investigations into the causes of arthritis.

Presenters will also discuss new advances in prosthetics that may soon provide better movement for patients who have lost or damaged limbs.

Some 600 scientists from around the country are expected to attend the conference, which is hosted by Brown University this week at the Rhode Island Convention Center.