Pure Tech 23rd February 2016

Giving disabled kids the gift of movement

Young children are known for getting into things. That’s how they learn about the world around them. But what happens when a child is severely disabled? A Barcelona-based organisation called the Nexe Foundation has come up with an innovative ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 18th November 2015

Under pressure: the curse of bedsores

Imagine you are bed-bound, recovering from surgery. Your operation went well but your lack of movement is causing new problems: 'bedsores' are developing on your heels, your ankles, your hips and your tailbone. Your recovery just got complicated. You may ...

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