BBC Berkshire visits Blatchford in Basingstoke

BBC Berkshire visits Blatchford in Basingstoke

Posted on 4th September 2012

On the 4th September BBC Radio Berkshire’s Breakfast show sent roaming reporter Nicki Whiteman to visit the Endolite Head Office in Basingstoke. With the growing interest in amputee sport generated by the Paralympics, Nicki was keen to find out about the work done at Endolite and the technology behind the products.

Throughout the morning a number of staff members were interviewed, including CEO Stephen Blatchford, about a variety of topics. Discussion points ranged from the technological advances in prosthetics to the debates raised by Oscar Pistorius at both Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The designs and advances clearly fascinated the reported and, after being shown the functionality of products such as the élan and Avalon, she was very impressed with the range of activities patients are able to undertake as a result of the diverse products offered by Endolite.

The six segments throughout the morning generated a lively debate on the station’s breakfast show highlighting the Paralympic games and how developments in prosthetics have improved the lives of amputees.

You can listen to the show via BBC iPlayer here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00xktrm/Andrew_Peach_04_09_2012/

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