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Episode 40: Brockhoff Launch and AsTex

In the second last episode for 2008, Visions goes behind the scenes at the launch of a new community-based research program which aims to help close the gap in child health inequalities in Victoria. We also look at the award winning invention helping stroke sufferers. 

More information

Brockhoff Child Health:
The University of Melbourne and The Jack Brockhoff Foundation will join forces in a new community-based research program to close the gap in child health inequalities in Victoria.

For more information visit the The Jack Brockhoff Foundation website at http://www.brockhoff.info.

More information on Professor Elizabeth Waters is available at  http://www.mccaugheycentre.unimelb.edu.au/policy_and_research/2300_discrimination.php

A Test Of Touch:
Dr Kimberly Miller from the Melbourne Physiotherapy School talks about the AsTex, an invention helping stroke victims regain their sense of touch. 

The AsTex - which recently won an episode of the ABCs New Inventors - has a Perspex® panel with a surface textured to feel progressively smoother toward one end. Clients run a finger along it from the coarser textured end and stop when the surface feels smooth to them.

For more information, please read the Voice article on Dr Miller and the AsTex here http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/view.php?articleID=5561.

Credits

Brockhoff Child Health:
Produced by Janine Sim-Jones and Rebecca Scott
Camera by Clive Banfield
Editing by Rob Cross
With special thanks to the children and parents of St Matthew’s Primary, North Fawkner, Principal Maurice Cilia and staff and the Jack Brockhoff Foundation for its support of the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program.

A Test Of Touch:
Produced by David Scott
Camera by Clive Banfield
Editing by Rob Cross
With thanks to Dr Kimberly Miller and her associates in the Melbourne Physiotherapy School, and Janice Moore @ ABC TV.

New Inventors footage provided courtesy of ABC TV.