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Engineering for Mobility -- Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports (Encore)

NSF teamed up with NBC Learn in 2012 to produce a video series,"Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in Sports." This video is from the series.

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, elite athletes with disabilities will rely on strength, speed and skill as they go for the gold in 21 different sporting events. Rory Cooper, a biomechanical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh, demonstrates how engineering can help wheelchair athletes maximize their performance in such diverse sports as wheelchair rugby, basketball and racing.

Original air date: 7/19/12

Credit: NBC Learn and National Science Foundation

Video Transcript:
You can view all 10 Science of the Summer Olympics videos at .

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