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Rex: Exoskeleton at Naidex

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 April 2014

Turkey Cyber Attacks
In Turkey the government is accused of engaging in a cyber-war against its opponents. Those concerns were heightened with a new intelligence law. Opponents have taken to social media to organise protests and spread allegations of high-level government corruption. Click’s Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul about the growing cyber controversy that has now embroiled some of the most important social media sites in the world.

Rex: Exoskeleton at Naidex
Naidex a big tech fair with the accent on technological tools to help people with disabilities has opened in Birmingham in the middle of England. One of the most eagerly awaited exhibits is that of Rex, a company that specialises in building exoskeletons. Click hears from Rex’s, Richard Little and from Sophie Morgan who has used the technology to enable her to walk.

3D Printing Prosthetic Limbs in Uganda
3D printing continues to offer cheap solutions to large-scale problems. One of those is creating prosthetic limbs for people who otherwise would not have access to them. A new Canadian sponsored project aims to pilot a scheme in Uganda, to print prostheses for amputees. Ryan Schmidt joins Click to discuss the project.

(Photo: Sophie Morgan in the Rex exoskeleton to be exhibited at Naidex, NEC Birmingham 29 April - 1 May 2014 © Rex Bionics. Credit: Tom Morgan)


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