Monday, May 21, 2007

Global Research

Research on the C-Ankle has moved to Honduras! From May 21-June 1, Erika Zabre will be working in the O&P Lab in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras. Her objectives are to make 6 to 8 C-Ankles at the Lab according to the instructions laid out by Los Estudiantes Americanos de Honduras. She will consult with the local prosthetists to refine the manufacturing process and general design. Her goal is to create a Manufacturing & Assembly manual in Spanish and English, as well as to update the video completed by the other students.

In addition to her work in the O&P Lab, Erika's trip to Honduras willl be an invaluable experience. By living in the country for a short time, she will be able to see firsthand how the amputees live. Part of REED's objectives is to open the door for students like Erika to travel to developing countries. Erika's trip was funded by the Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) and the Biomedical Engineering Department, both at the University of Texas at Austin.

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