inventor nominated for major award for mini-chariots for rats
to artificial limbs for dogs!
The scientist, Dr. Glynn Heath specialises in human prosthetics
and orthotics at Salford University in the UK. Dr. Glynn is
a former zoologist which accounts for his interest in animals.
By combining that with his knowledge of human artificial limbs
and supports he has created a benefit to animals who lose
a limb and are in need of an artificial support.
The most outstanding of his inventions is a
wheelchair chariot for rats. He has created his own animal
rehabilitation company called Lacerta Rehabilitation Ltd.
The company is on the shortlist for the Times Higher Awards
for Contribution to Innovation and Technology.
Currently veterinary practice involves removal
of an animal’s limb at the hip or shoulder. If Dr. Glynn’s
products take off, vets might change this practice to leave
a stump to which a prosthetic device could be added.
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