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					   Number 26                                                                                              July, 1996
ATHLETES PREPARE FOR ATLANTA PARALYMPIC GAMES
The 1996 Paralympic Games will be          Barcelona Olympics. The device was
August 15-25 in Atlanta, featuring         designed collaboratively with REHAB
3,500 athletes from 120 countries          Tech and the Amputee Unit at the
participating in 17 sports.                Caulfield General Medical Centre (see
One of those athletes will be Paul Lake,   photo right) and weighs less than 800
a world champion cyclist and a left        grams.
transtibial amputee who hopes to leave     The ABC TV will be covering the
his rivals well behind. Paul will be       Paralympics and Internet users can find
using a world-first prosthesis which has   live         reports                  at
no foot and fixes directly to the pedal    http://www.atlantagames.com/paragame
and uses similar construction principles   s/.
to the superbikes launched at the

       Quality                                                                        15        Computers & the Internet
                                            OPEN DAY DISPLAY                          for Prosthetics & Orthotics.
       Upper Limb                           PACKS PROVE POPULAR                       Contact REHAB Tech
       Body Powered                         REHAB Tech celebrated its 2nd                          • August
                                            anniversary Open Day on the 14th          2-4       Australia’s Rehabilitation,
Prosthetic Components                       June and one of the areas which           Lifestyle & Equipment Expo, Perth.
ENSURE YOUR COPY:                           caused a lot of interest was the          Contact 015 714 525. Fax: 08 296
PLEASE          CONTACT           US        newly established display area from       1688
DIRECTLY AND AS SOON AS                     a number of leading companies.            4         Centre for Biomedical
POSSIBLE !                                  These companies contribute product        Engineering Monash University
   This latest publication from             flyers and information which go to        Open Day
REHAB Tech on Quality Upper                 make up our Display Packs - a             15 - 25 Atlanta Paralympic Games,
Limb Body Powered Prosthetic                collection of product information         ABC TV Coverage
Components is divided into 2 parts:         brochures on orthotics, prosthetics                   • September
 - the 1st, Tech GUIDE - technical          and orthopaedic footwear. These           5         ISPO - Annual Scientific
details     for   the    prosthetist;       display packs also proved to be a         Meeting (Brisbane) - and
- the 2nd, REHAB Info clinical              popular take home item and are also       ISPO/AOPA Course / The Hip.
information aimed at the health             freely available by mail. If you were     Please contact the Convenor on 09
professionals.                              unable to attend our Open Day but         366 1818
Due to the financial support of a           would have liked to visit us, please      16 -20 Rehab. Intl World
number of contributors and                  give us a call to arrange a time.         Congress, Auckland, NZ Contact:
REHAB Tech’s support through the            A very big thank you to all who           PO Box 2009, Auckland NZ.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs,            attended our Open Day and made it         Tel: Int +64+ 9 360 1980;
the cost is $80.00. However,                a success!                                Fax Int +64+ 9+ 376 1980.
contact REHAB Tech to see if you
qualify for a complimentary copy.                    Coming Events
                                                          • July


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