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  • The Patchproject

    Thousands of children across the globe struggle with decreased physical functionalities and social acceptance as a result of amputations. Estimates range from 0.19 – 4.7 per 1000 children1,2, with too few health care workers to care for them all. The underlying cause for the lower education of local prosthetists and quality of prostheses was found to […]

  • An in-room exercise machine for elderly (LEMED)

    The segment of the population over age 65 will increase to 25% from the current 12%. This reorganization of population structure suggests that there will be many old adults who will live for a long time. Many old adults lose their independence due to the evolution of mobility disability, i.e., inability to change position inside […]

  • Making orthopaedic shoes lighter

    Wearing orthopaedic shoes helps to minimize the effects of arterial disease/diabetes. Diabetes first presents in the feet of clients and proper orthopaedic shoes can delay the negative effects of the condition, but it is important that clients make optimum use of these shoes. An ageing population and an increasing incidence of ‘the diseases of affluence’ mean that […]

  • Applied digital techniques for fitting a prosthesis

    The current method used to measure a stump to fit a prosthesis involves making a plaster cast. An impression of the stump is made in plaster, which is then used to model a socket for fitting the prosthesis to the patient’s limb. This procedure has several disadvantages. It can be distressing for the client. It […]