Bones, Joints & Muscles 20th October 2016

Rebuilding broken bones

Sports injuries, car accidents and disease – there are lots of reasons why bones can break. Now researchers are dreaming up new ways to heal and protect people of all ages When a 13-year-old child limped into the offices of Professor ...

by Gary Finnegan

In Your Head 12th October 2016

Switching on your eyesight

Rhian Lewis couldn’t believe it when doctors turned on her bionic eye for the first time. The 50-year-old from Wales has retinitis pigmentosa, a disease involving a faulty gene in which a person’s vision dims from the periphery ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 10th October 2016

The rise and rise of women in medtech

Female-led teams are bringing game-changing inventions to patients. More of this please… Edel Browne was just 15 when she founded Free Feet – an innovative technology start-up that aims to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. It began as ...

by Gary Finnegan

In Your Head 7th October 2016

Looking after your mental health

Wearing devices that monitor physical changes in our bodies has become the new norm. But what if this so-called ‘wearable technology’ could track our mental health, too? The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it may sound. Soon we’ll ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 22nd September 2016

Making the boat go faster

Earlier this month we watched in awe as Paralympians gathered in Rio to show the world what strength, determination and dedication look like in their purest form. We celebrated disability by focusing on ability. In particular, Great Britain’s Paralympics ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 1st August 2016

The future of fitness? It’s already here

Wearable technologies are packed with sensors that monitor your well-being, correct your posture and offer health tips in real time It’s summer time. The evenings are long, the weather is (mostly) good and you are counting down to vacation. ...

by Gary Finnegan