The Ptosis Crutch is an adjustable crutch for Ocular Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patients which affects eye muscles, resulting in the patients struggling to control and raise their eyelids. This ultimately affects the patient’s vision and current remedies include surgery, medication or the use of a crutch.
Child Gauge 2016 marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant, which is recognised as one of South Africa’s most successful poverty alleviation strategies.
At the beginning of 2016 it was decided that the Department of Research and Innovation that housed the Research Office and RC&I would separate into two separate departments. During this transition, RCIPS elected to change its name and bring in the term “Innovation” which better describes the current breath of activity of the “IP Management” component of the office.
Dr Sudesh Sivarasu’s path to becoming a prolific inventor of biomedical devices has had its twists and turns.
As a child, he was mesmerised by the locomotives that thundered down the railways in his hometown near Chennai in India. He also loved to conduct experiments, especially if they included fire, which led to him almost burning down the family home more than once.