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ISPO UK Annual Meeting

Sunday 1 October 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kasia Duchna
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The 2017 ISPO UK NMS annual meeting was held in Clare College, Cambridge on 8 September 2017 and attracted 115 delegates from across the UK. The programme had a mixture of local speakers, national experts and international authorities, and free papers from prosthetists, orthotists, physiotherapists and engineers. 

On Saturday morning, Mr Roy Bowers explained, in the OETT lecture, methods with wide ranging levels of complexity for recording human movement and forces, and discussed which are adequate and most practical for clinical use. The most important issue is to clarify the question you are asking movement analysis to answer. Further free papers continued the theme of measurement, sensing and the effects of hydraulic ankles. 

Prizes for  best free papers were awarded to:

  • Lou-Ann Raymond (Research Engineer, Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd) – “Optimising plantar-pressure sensor distribution for centre-of-pressure estimation”
  •  Alix Chadwell (Medical Engineer, University of Salford) – “Prosthesis use outside the clinic – an objective approach”
  •  Zoe Schafer (PhD Researcher, University of Hull) – “The effects of a 12-week exercise programme on stair walking performance and falls prevention in lower limb amputees”



Lou Ann Raymond receiving the prize

ISPO UK would like to thank the sponsors Steepers, Opcare, Orthomobility and North Sea Plastics for their continuing support, and Irene Cameron for all her work in making it run so smoothly. 

Next year’s meeting will be held in the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton on 12 - 13 October 2018 and the theme:  “Sensors at Interfaces”.