Pure Tech 2nd November 2017

Making music with medtech

“It was mostly a beautiful and powerful experience growing up with a prosthetic hand,” says Keith Xander, the lead singer and guitarist of Xander and the Peace Pirates. “It was a feeling of being different, but others would seem to ...

by Karen Finn

Family 17th September 2015

The mum who’s making kids’ hearing aids cool

Sarah Ivermee couldn’t have imagined that she’d become an overnight sensation when she gave a friend’s 9-year-old daughter some flowery nail stickers to use for sprucing up the plain beige hearing aids that she was embarrassed to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 15th September 2015

5 questions for Rebekah Marine

Born without a forearm, Rebekah Marine has defied convention by taking the fashion industry by storm. This Is MedTech caught up with the ‘bionic model’ fresh from her second turn on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. How big ...

by Gary Finnegan

Chronic Conditions 8th September 2014

Deep-sea diving … in a wheelchair?

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of deep sea diving? Freedom, floating, excitement, adventure? How about wheelchair? “It’s wonderful to be here... to talk about the wheelchair and the freedom it has ...

by Andrea Toth