Life with a Bionic Arm

Venue: 
DIT
Bolton Street
Room 259
Dublin 1
Ireland
Date/time: 
8 Mar 2017 - 5:00pm

 

About the event

Five years after his horrific accident at work, Nigel Ackland was fitted with the world’s most advanced prosthetic hand.

Following a life-changing accident and six months of pain, surgery and infections he decided to have an elective trans-radial amputation. Nigel became the first person to trial RSL Steeper's myoelectric prosthetic hand - the bebionic3.

Nigel will describe living with a prosthesis, and how advances in design and technology bring increased benefits to the wearer.

This presentation is co-hosted by the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical and Manufacturing divisions and the Republic of Ireland Branch of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

This event is part of the Biomedical Engineering division Higher Education Promotion Programme 2016-2017, coordinated by the Biomedical Engineering division for the wider Engineering/Biomedical Engineering community.

Admission

Free - all welcome!