Womens new balance 595 Couple Design High

November 06 [Wed], 2013, 10:51
womens new balance 595 Couple Design High-tech Leg To Help Amputees Enjoy Scuba Diving AdventuresWith scuba diving is becoming an increasingly popular water sport and the underwater activity being proven to help mentally and physically disabled people with confidence and mobility issues, a husband and wife have stepped up to the challenge of designing a special leg that amputees can use to enjoy scuba diving adventures just like an able-bodied person.Yvonne Ng, an amputee herself, and her husband Tony Pongratz came up with the idea after Tony suggested a scuba diving holiday to the Caribbean, one of the leading scuba diving destinations in the world, but Yvonne didn't like the idea of having to leave her $25,000 prosthetic leg on the beach if she wanted to go in the water and not be able to partake in scuba diving trips herself.

The couple, who are both engineers, decided to come up with a solution to the problem and they designed the SCUBA leg which is a below-the-knee prosthetic with a foot specially designed for swimming.Tony, the President of Pongratz Engineering, and Yvonne attended the Medical Design and Manufacturing convention this week in Minneapolis and showcased the SCUBA leg.Though the couple do not have a business plan or funding for the leg, they are hoping to receive investment between $150,000 and $200,000 to perfect the device.If manufactured, the leg could change the lives of many amputees who are keen to learn how to dive and go on scuba diving holidays and Yvonne and Tony believe that it can also help people without legs wade in the water of enjoy water aerobics.

mens new balance 998 Scuba diving adventures are popular among travellers of all ages and charities and non-profit organisations such as Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) are keen to introduce disabled people to the sport so they can take part in new challenges and regain mobility during the rehabilitation process while enjoying the natural wonders of the underwater world.Some of the most popular destinations for scuba diving include the Caribbean, the Red Sea, Florida, Australia and the Indian Ocean.As they dive beneath the surface of the ocean, divers can swim alongside an array of marine species such as manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, sea horses, lobsters, thousands of tropical fish and colourful coral gardens and sea plants.As well as enjoying close encounters with stunning creatures, divers can explore sunken wrecks of historic ships and aircraft, plus underwater tunnels, caves and walls http://www.fornewshoes.com.
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