Nearly one person in Canada dies each day because of a fall on stairs and 270 end up in the hospital. There are 3 times more falls on an 8 inch stair than on a 10 inch stair.
Alison Novak, a scientist on our team, has managed to change the national building code so that stairs in new homes must be at least 10 inches long rather than the 8 inches that used to be allowed. Alison and Geoff were featured on CTV recently.
Below are the 21 talks held at TRI during Fall Prevention Month. Many thanks to all the presenters who shared their perspectives with us!
For more info on research going on at the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research at TRI, go to idapt.com.
On Tuesday December 1st, Mark Semple demonstrated many of the hidden features of Powerpoint including his method for creating illustrations based on photographs. It used to be that you needed custom design software like the Adobe Illustrator to do this type of work. But, now you can do it with Powerpoint! See the video below to see how easy it is.
Steven Pong recently presented at the Engineering Innovations forum in 3D imaging. In the video below, Steve describes what 3D printing is and the impact the technology has had in the medical field. He steps through the history of the applications of 3D printing from X-ray to MRI imaging to organ printing. He then demonstrates how motion tracking of subjects is used in biomechanical studies and lastly describes how he uses 3D printing in the development of medical devices at work and highlights the ease that this technology has had in the design process of prototypes.
If you want to find out more about 3D printing in other fields, click on the following link