MGA Faculty Member Designs “Smart Skeleton”

Congrats to Dr. John M. Pattillo, who teaches human anatomy and physiology at #MGA! He recently published a “Smart Skeleton” educational project in the journal Advances in Physiology Education. The “Smart Skeleton” uses orientation sensors attached to a model skeleton to turn the skeleton into an interactive, physical model for teaching limb movements. The project is designed to be low cost and serve as an open-source tool to provide anatomy and physiology students with a novel and exciting method to learn joint movements and muscle actions. Pattillo’s work was funded in part by a grant from the #MGA Foundation.