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Dr Glyn Heath

Senior Lecturer


Senior Lecturer in prosthetics and orthotics.

20 years experience in clinical prosthetics and orthotics, teaching and research.

International reputation as a researcher and teacher.


Prothetics and Orthotics.



External teaching at Metropolia Polytechnic Helsinki.

Developed Master’s and Bachelor’s course in Prosthetics/Orthotics at the St Petersburg Electro Technical Institute under a €300000 grant.

Research Interests

Control of prostheses and orthoses, Veterinary applications in prosthetics and orthotics.

Qualifications and Memberships

Ph.D. University of Salford

Post. Grad.Diploma. Bioaeronautics

B.Sc. Zoology & Animal Physiology

HND Prosthetics & Orthotics


Heath. G. H, Heravi. B, Taylor. K, "Patent Application Number GB 9513454.0, A   Transducer" September 1995.

Bowker. P, Heath. G. H.  "Control of Peroneal Functional Electrical Stimulation using a Magneto transducer to Monitor the Angular Velocity of the Knee",   8th International Congress of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Melbourne, April 1995.  (International conference presentation).

Heath. G. H, Bowker. P, Taylor. K, " Controlling Peroneal Functional Electrical Stimulation using a Velocity Transducer to Measure the Angular Velocity of the Knee", Bio-engineering Society Symposium on Electrical Stimulation - Clinical Systems, Glasgow, April 1995. (International conference presentation).

Buckley. M, Heath. G. H, "Design and manufacture of a high performance water-ski, seating system for use by an individual with bilateral trans-femoral amputations", Prosthetics and Orthotics International (1995), 19, 120 - 123.

Heath. G. H, Kolbyko. N, Prosthetic Research, Development, Production and Training in the Russian Federation at the Central Institute in Moscow and S. P. Korolev, Energia, in Kaliningrad. B. A. P. O. newsletter No 3, 1996, p 8-11.

Heath. G. H, Heravi. B, Taylor. K:  British Patent Application No:  GB2302949.A:  A Transducer, February 1997.

Heath. G. H, Bueno. R. R, Heravi. B:  Proportional pressure system for use in Prosthetics and Orthotic Prehensors, B.A.P.O. Conference, Blackpool, March 1997. (National Conference Presentation)

Heath. G. H, Bowker. P:  Myokinemetric control of a Prosthetic Prehensor from Residual Forearm Musculature.   International Conference on Informatics and Control, St.Petersburg, Russia, June, 1997. (International conference presentation).

Hutchins. S, Heath. G. H.  Travel Fellowship to Prof. Kuehneggers Laboratory,    B.A.P.O. News letter, 1997, (1) p 7-9. (Article in National professional journal).

Kenney. L, Heath. G. H, Howard. D:  The design of a sensor for the myokinemetric signal, IXth World Congress of the I.S.P.O., Amsterdam June/July 1998, p 656-658.