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The Journey to a “Robotic” Leg

In 2005, Scott Anderson’s life took a drastic turn. As the passenger of a motor vehicle on a friend’s property in the Adelaide Hills, an unfortunate driver error left Scott with no other option than to jump out of the vehicle, going at around 75 kilometres per hour. Rolling down a very steep heel, Scott ploughed through a gumtree that had fallen down many years ago. read more

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Research Wish List for Orthotics and Prosthetics

While the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics may have come a long way over the past few decades, the need for ongoing research remains imperative. For Hannah Keane, Clinical Orthotist/Prosthetist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), the profession is full of rewarding experiences and with the help of future research, one she believes can continue to progress. read more

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The Fight to Beat Prostate Cancer

Based at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI), breast cancer researcher Irene Zinonos is now part of a collaborative word-first prostate cancer research project. Led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Lisa Butler, this project aims to help quickly identify life-threatening cases of prostate cancer, compared with cancer that may not require treatment. read more

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A New Beginning – Diabetes Free

For 53-year old Peter, health issues began from an early stage in life, but he has not let that define him. He first began developing signs of Type 1 Diabetes in Year 5 and remained undiagnosed until he was 15 years old. Today, a positive Peter is hitting the burn-out track, determined to raise money to help other people like him. read more