Fun, inspiring and free events at Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering in March

Sheffield’s Festival of Science & Engineering

Over 50 fun, inspiring and free events taking place during March 2017. Everyone welcome.

Our Festival is celebrating world-class research in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), is back. This diverse programme will fascinate, entertain and engage children, young people and adults alike – with events, talks and activities for all. Events take place all over the city in university labs, lecture theatres, museums, pubs, the Winter Garden and even the Moor Market. As a part of the Festival, MultSim* is holding an interactive session ‘Dem Bones Gonna Walk Around.’ Attend our session and find out how computer models of physical activities can be developed to predict the risk of bone fracture!

Dem Bones Gonna Walk Around: An overview of our session

This session briefly explains how the musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, muscles and joints that help us take part in everyday physical activities such as sitting, standing and walking. It then demonstrates how these movements can be captured and used to predict the forces created in our joints between the muscles and bones. Find out how computer models of physical activities can be developed to predict the risk of bone fracture!


Times  Wednesday 15 March, 2–3pm and 3–4pm ( Sunday’s sessions are now fully booked).
Presenter Professor Damien Lacroix, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield
Venue The Gait Lab, Mining Block, Mappin Building, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, S1 3JD
Audience All ages
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Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering is brought to you by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University and celebrates British Science Week (find out more at Come and be inspired. Find out how the world around us works, uncover our evolutionary story and experience technologies of the future!

*MultiSim is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded programme awarded to The University of Sheffield to develop a multiscale modelling framework of the human musculoskeletal system.  MultiSim aims to generate computer simulations that help diagnosis and provide patient-specific treatment recommendations.

In addition, to saving time and money, the new computer tools will provide a more reliable diagnosis of the disease, a better treatment, and a detailed prognosis and monitoring of the treatment. The final goal of such a programme is to improve patients’ quality of life.