Science of Science Olympics: Part 2, technologies used by U.S. runner Jenny Simpson



Many runners suffer injuries to their joints due to the repeated impact of their feet hitting the ground. U.S. runner Jenny Simpson relies on new treadmill technology to help rehabilitate from a stress fracture as she trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Learn more in this video, part two in a 10-part series produced by NBC Learn with support from the National Science Foundation. We’ll post each one here on Science Cheerleader. Or, you can see the full series now, on NBC Learn.

Science Cheerleader, together with NBC Learn, NBC Sports, the National Science Foundation and the National Football League, partnered up to produce the Emmy Award-winning Science of NFL Football video series (a free, 10-part, online video series complete with lesson plans). Check it out after the Olympics but before football season!