Human Anatomy-- the Mix of Life and Geometry and more...

Obviously, this is a large subject...and we are not going to compete with medical textbooks...

But rather explore and discover and enjoy what knowledge and inspiration we can share...

1. The Hand (Update 2013: See the Maker-Bot Prosthetic Hand photo and link just below)

This is a photograph I took of my left hand holding the Burmese wooden marionette's right hand...

Notice the intricately carved joints of the puppet's hand which enable very subtle and expressive movement and sentiment.


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And let's jump forward several years from the puppet photos to May 2013:

http://www.psfk.com/2013/05/robohand-3d-printed-prosthetic.html


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3D Printing is the New Revolution in Printing, as dramatic a change in society as Gutenberg's Paper Printing Press

from 1450 in Germany.

This is a world-changer...and it sprung-up from the Maker-Bot DIY (Do It Yourself) Community...

Geometry and Home-Grown Engineering for the Greater Good...

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2. Anatomy Coloring Book, The (3rd Edition) [Paperback]

Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson


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This is not the most exciting anatomy book but it is a visual and fun way to learn anatomy parts and systems with

coloring markers or pencils.

The Latin names for Medical Terminology can get overwhelming, but if you focus on the Structure and Function

of the various related anatomy parts, you will gain a valuable foundational understanding of how your body "works"...

That is, you will come to appreciate the complexity and majesty of being a Live Human Being, as well as the susceptibilities and possible injuries that can challenge your Health and Life...

There are some cool internet anatomy graphics learning tools to explore, such as the "Google Body" software application

(still being developed as a "beta testing program), but it requires downloading and using their new Browser "Google Chrome"

or other "beta testing versions" of Mozilla Firefox etc.... which I have not done yet...

And there are plenty of Human Anatomy videos showcasing the Performing Arts , and this link in particular revealing some more hand magic

to be continued...

3. Honduran High Schooler's Low Cost Eye-Controlled Computer Interface:

Electro-Oculography Research and Development by Luis Cruz, published at Make Magazine Daily Newsletter May 27, 2011

-- several excellent video demonstrations

-- an excellent one paragraph Bio-Engineering explanation

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/05/honduran-high-schoolers-low-cost-eye-controlled-interface.html

Awesome...