A prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part. Technologies are constantly being developed to actively aid or restore movement to individuals suffering from muscular impairments or weakness, neurologic injury, or amputations.
There are a wide variety of prefabricated and custom-made prostheses. Due to modern advances in technology, prostheses are becoming lighter, stronger and more naturally functioning. Technological advances include the ‘energy storing foot’, the ‘microprocessor controlled knee’ and the ‘myo-electric’ (bionic) hand.
Much like a cochlear implant restores auditory function, a vestibular prosthesis restores balance function.
Could there be a potential link between high blood pressure (hypertension) and the brain tissue changes responsible for dementia? PhD Student and Sydney Brain Bank staff member, Andrew Affleck elaborates on his research. Over the past few months I have been approached by a number of family and friends, mostly curious to see how my PhD is progressing. Some […]