[ASC-media] Tender connections: Fitting prosthetic limbs for comfort and cost (podcast)

Dyani Lewis dyanilewis at gmail.com
Fri May 31 03:34:53 CEST 2013


Dear ASCers,

The latest podcast from Up Close is now available.

"Tender connections: Fitting prosthetic limbs for comfort and cost"

http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/249-tender-connections-fitting-prosthetic-limbs-comfort-and-cost

Mechanical engineer Peter Lee and prosthetist Jim Lavranos describe the
challenges of creating low-cost prosthetic limb technologies in developing
countries, and contrast this with how things are done in wealthier
economies. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

"The socket is where the prosthetist comes into the action, because to make
a socket you really have to customise it to the individual patient. And
patient stumps then come with different shapes and sizes" -- Assoc Prof
Peter Lee
Check out our other science (and humanities) episodes at
upclose.unimelb.edu.au

Happy listening!

Dyani

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Dyani Lewis, PhD
Producer, Science and Technology
Up Close Podcast
The University of Melbourne
ph: +61 3 9035 4268
mob: +61 405 182 678
email: dlewis at unimelb.edu.au
website: upclose.unimelb.edu.au
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