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Awards at the ISPO World Congress

Wednesday 11 December 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Giorgia Manuzi
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During the ISPO World Congress in October a number of prizes have been awarded to individuals who have significantly contributed to the development of prosthetics and/or orthotics

Congratulations to the winners!

Brian and Joyce Blatchford  Award

  • Project Name: Coapt Engineering
  •  Team: Blair Lock CEO, Co-Founder, Coapt Engineering, Levi Hargrove Prosthetics (Myoelectric Control); CEO/Co-Founder, Todd Kuiken  Prosthetics (Myoelectric Control System); Co-Founder, Coapt Engineering.

Forchheimer Prize

Winning Paper: long-term results of early myoelectric prosthesis fittings: A prospective case-control study; Prosthetics and Orthotics International, vol. 42, 5: pp. 527–533 (2018)
Lis Sjöberg, Helen Lindner, Liselotte Hermansson


The 2019 Best Paper and Poster Prizes

Best Paper Prize – Advancing Clinical Treatment

“Incidence and Risk Factors for Reamputation after Dysvascular Amputation”

Daniel Norvell, Joseph Czerniecki

Best Paper Prize – Advancing Technology

“Deformable Link Segment (DLS) Analysis of Deformation Power in Prosthetic Foot-Ankle Components”

Stacey R. Zhao, J. Timothy Bryant, Qingguo Li

Best Paper Prize – Advancing Psychosocial / Socio-economic Science

“Prefrontal Cortical Activation during Challenging Walking Situations in Persons with Lower Limb Amputation - An fNIRS observational study. Preliminary Results”

Jette Schack, Peyman Mirtaheri, Harald Steen, Terje Gjøvaag

Best Paper Prize – Advancing Education

“Improving the reliability of professional competency assessment for orthotist/prosthetists in Australia”

Louise Puli, Emily Ridgewell, Michael Dillon

Best Paper Prize – Best Poster

“The difference in dynamic balance with and without ankle brace during single-leg lateral drop jump landing”

Shogo Sakai, Yukio Urabe, Junpei Sasadai, Shuhei Numano, Noriaki Maeda

Yeonchi Wu International Education Award

“Research in Prosthetics and Orthotics Bachelor Level: The Case of Designing Research Program in PO School, Thailand”

Manunchaya Samala, Pitchaya Rayothee, Juthamas Siriwatsopon


Find out about all prizes and awards of the ISPO World Congress 2019: here