Vietnam - Engineering

Academic CoursesVietnam 2013

  • EGR 291/BME 491/591: "Prosthetic Design, Biomechanics of Amputees, and Clinical Fitting of Prosthetics" 

  • EGR 292/BME 492/592: "Instrumentation and Fitting for Prosthetics"  


***Students will register for one class from Dr. Vo and one class from Dr. Kunz.


  • Dr. Richard Kunz, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr. Ha Van Vo, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

  • Co-teaching: Dr. Ed O'Brien, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering; Dr. Lawrence Webb, Traumatologist/Orthopedic Surgeon, The Medical Center of Center Georgia

Program HighlightsVietnam 2013 2

Service Project Description:

  • Fitting the Mercer Universal Prostheses for amputees
  • Teaching and training patients to walk with the prosthetic devices
  • Follow-up on patients during 1 to 2 weeks of occupational training
  • Data collection for each patient during the training period using F-scan system
  • Expose Mercer students to Vietnamese culture through sightseeing and attending one or more cultural programs during the stay
  • Visit one or more local hospitals in Vietnam
  • Treating orthopedic patients
  • Physical therapy for patients' rehabilitation
  • Charity work with poor and needy: distribution of food and medications.


Tentative Excursion: Local tours during weekends

Tentative Travel  Dates:  June 1 – June 24

Contact Information

For more information, e-mail or call (478) 301-2992.