Prosthetics & Pregnancies: The Better Science Benefitting Both
Seeing through the eyes of a lower limb amputee
M.Sc. Sabina Manz (PhD student, Ottobock)
Amputation of a leg is a life-changing event affecting many different aspects of life. It can result in a decrease in mobility but it can also affect areas in life that are less visible from the outside such as social, psychological, and cognitive effects. Objective measures that can be used in the everyday lives of those affected by limb loss are critical to shed light on these effects both visible and invisible. In my talk, I will focus on the novelties of outcome measures for lower limb prosthetic users in order to advance prosthetic device development.
Tick tock goes the biological clock
M.Sc. Ninadini Sharma (Ph.D. student, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Over the last few decades, modern science has allowed us to age slower and live longer. In a sharp and disappointing contrast, women’s clock of reproductive aging has not slowed down. Fertility steadily decreases as women age, and by their mid-30s, women experience more miscarriages and abnormal pregnancies. During my talk, I’ll discuss why female fertility declines with aging and if we can find a way to extend women’s reproductive spans.