Innovated device helps disabled woman stand up

Afiq demonstrating the device that helps a paralysed woman stand up.

A recently concluded workshop on communicating research hosted by Mabic and UMXcelerate found hidden science communication talent among researchers. The articles published here are the testimonies of the success of the first home-grown science communication module created by Mabic. This article is one of the first attempt by both authors to write popular science articles. Click here to see more. The Petri Dish and Mabic will continue to support scientists in their attempts to bridge science and society. Both the writers role-played the function of a journalist and for this reason their names are mentioned in the story – as they were actually sharing a personal experience. 

A LADY rolled her wheelchair through an afternoon crowd to get to the physiotherapy gym in University of Malaya Medical Centre. She is paralysed waist down. There was a team comprising engineering students and physiotherapists who had waited for her arrival.

After an hour of excruciating effort to set her up with a device, sensors, and a harness, she was finally ready. The engineering students and the physiotherapists got to their designated stations in a hurry. Three. Two. One.

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