April 2006 This groundbreaking event will need place 4-7, in Entebbe, Uganda. Related StoriesEarly menstrual cycle could play part in development of ER-negative breast cancer among African-American womenU-M experts develop first-ever 3D model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapseMedical case report of girl with Channelopathy-connected Insensitivity to Discomfort SyndromeACCESS is leading the effort worldwide to lessen maternal mortality through a combination of approaches, including: promoting Active Management of the 3rd Stage of Labor ; strengthening the ability of front-line health employees to provide emergency obstetric care and efficiently manage PPH when it happens; and applying a forward thinking, community-based method of prevent PPH at homebirths without skilled providers.SPARKY operates by employing a spring to store energy as the wearer walks during normal gait, said Thomas Sugars, an ASU associate professor of engineering at the Polytechnic campus who led the research. Sugar and his colleagues – – ASU doctoral college students Joseph Hitt and Matthew Holgate, and also Barrett Honors Scholar Ryan Bellman – – have already been developing and refining SPARKy for three years as part of a U.S. Army grant. SPARKy runs on the robotic tendon to stretch springs when the ankle rolls over the foot actively, thus allowing the springs to thrust or propel the artificial feet forward for the next phase. Because energy is kept, a lightweight motor is used to adjust the positioning of a finely tuned spring that provides most of the power required for gait.