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Brian and Joyce Blatchford Team Prize for Innovation

Established by the Blatchford Family in memory of Mr. Brian Blatchford and Mrs. Joyce Blatchford, this prestigious prize is awarded to a team who was an outstanding record of innovative achievement in the field of prosthetics and/or orthotics, and will be presented at the ISPO World Congress.

The prize of 15.000€ will be awarded to a team who has an outstanding record of innovative achievement in the field of prosthetics and/or orthotics. The project should be related to prosthetic and/or orthotic hardware, or scientifically-based new techniques which result in better prosthetic or orthotic service provision.

The call for nominations will be published in the ISPO eUpdate.

The 2017 Brian and Joyce Blatchford Team Prize for Innovation was awarded to the following team:

  • Dr. Rickard Brånemark, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg / University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Dr. Bo Håkansson, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Dr. Örjan Berlin, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg

for their work: The Search for the Perfect Substitution for a Lost Extremity.