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27/07/2021

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How you can help change the lives of disabled people with engineering

By the end of the First World War, there were over 41,000 amputees reported.  

Prosthetic limbs have existed for centuries, with recordings of prosthetics dating back to the Fifth Egyptian Dynasty between the 25th and 24th century BC. However, before the First World War, there was little discussion, effort, or need for such devices. 

The sudden need for prosthetics after the war meant that medical services were overwhelmed. The prosthetics created to combat this influx were made with little care for the user. Many soldiers reported feeling self-conscious and shameful when wearing their poorly developed prosthesis, which negatively contributed to their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Flash forward to the 21st century; prosthetics and technology for assisting people with physical disabilities have advanced dramatically and are changing lives for the better. Gone are the days when a soldier's lost limb meant being discharged from service.  

Nowadays, service members can remain on active duty, thanks to the advanced types of prosthetics now available on the market. Not only that, but these advancements also offer disabled people and amputees the chance to continue or discover new activities such as driving, swimming, and cycling. 

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