It was a great honor to be an invited speaker and prosthetic session Chairperson at the OT World Congress in Leipzig, Germany. I presented my research on vacuum suspension and socket technology to an audience of industry leaders.
I specifically presented on the interface between socket and residual limb being crucial to the overall success of the prosthesis user. Improved technology in liners and active vacuum systems allows prosthetists to lower transfemoral socket trim lines without compromising clinical outcomes, and clinical outcomes using a new subischial socket with a vacuum assisted suspension: the NU-FLEXSIV.
"OT World is run by national and international partners from all different sectors of industry and science, as well as service providers. OTWorld is the most effective platform for sharing research and knowledge as well as current trends and innovations in technology. Orthotists, prothetists, technicians, therapists, doctors, engineers and funding organizations will all be gathered at the Congress."
It was an honor to represent Northwestern University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Scheck and Siress.