Salisbury District Hospital staff brought science and engineering to life for 10 to 11-year-old children from Broad Chalke Primary School when they came to see what clinical scientists and medical engineers can do to help improve the quality of life for people with disabling conditions.
Tom Mayhew presses the button which moves muscles in Xander Dudman’s arm. Clinical Scientist Dominic Nolan was showing the children how functional electrical stimulation is used to stimulate paralyzed muscles in arms and legs.
The visit by the 12 children was part of the Imagineering initiative, which aims to give
At Salisbury District Hospital the children saw how electrical devices and implants are used to stimulate paralysed nerves and muscles, improving the quality of life for people who have had a stroke or other neurological disorders. They also saw how clinical engineers develop or adapt equipment that is used to help people with spinal cord injuries.
Bill Cox Martin, Senior Rehabilitation Engineer said: " Science and engineering is used throughout the hospital in so many different ways and this visit gave the children an opportunity to see some practical examples of its use in hospital. The children showed a real interest in what we do here and it was a really worthwhile and enjoyable visit for us all."
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