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ISPO World Congress 2019, Kobe (Japan)

The 17th World Congress of ISPO was held in Kobe, Japan from 5-8 October 2019 under the guiding theme “Basics to Bionics”. See here the congress and exhibition in numbers:

  • 4,400 participants from 97 countries (63% Japanese participants
  • 154 exhibitors from 38 countries (including 35 organisations in the International Community Lounge)
  • 5 Keynote presentations
  • 24 Symposia
  • 28 Instructional Courses
  • 348 Free Papers
  • 129 Posters
  • 154 exhibitors from 38 countries
  • 31 travel grant recipients


Highlights of the congress included:

  • Knud Jansen lecture presented by David Constantine (Motivation) view
  • Keynote lectures delivered by Bob Gailey, Saeed Zahedi and Gubela Mji
  • IC2A Inspirational Lecture delivered by Desmond Tung view
  • Forchheimer Prize awarded to Lis Sjoberg, Helen Lindner and Liselotte Hermansson for their paper “Long-term results of early myoelectric prosthesis fittings: A prospective case-control study” view
  • Brian & Joyce Blatchford Team Prize for Innovation awarded to the "Coapt Engineering" project by Blair Lock, Levi Hargrove and Todd Kuiken view
  • Exhibition on Robotics


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Japan promotional video from ISPO eLearning on Vimeo