If anyone is interested in a live demonstration of this advanced technology, join your colleagues at the 2011 AOPA National Assembly, September 19-22 in Las Vegas. See patient demonstrations and get the facts on these new inventions directly from the researchers.
*Professor Kazerooni, director of the Robotics Lab at the University of California and founder of Berkeley Bionics Inc.
*Hugh Herr, Ph.D. directs the Biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab.
*Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D. will discuss new prosthetic research taking place at the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics.
For more information, visit www.AOPAnet.org or contact me directly at [email protected]
Tina M. Moran, CMP
Sr. Director Membership, Operations and Meetings
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
SAVE THE DATE! Don’t miss the 94th Annual AOPA National Assembly ~ September 19 – 22, 2011 at the beautiful Mirage Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
From: Orthotics and Prosthetics List [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Wil Haines
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:43 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [OANDP-L] video of exo skeletal system
This is great stuff, but there are problems associated with this for
many “waiting” users. Years ago, Jerry Petrofsky, Ph. D., and his
associates, walked clients with a computer assisted system at Wright
State University in Dayton, Ohio. I was minimally involved with that,
but did see a few of their clients along the way, due to my relationship
with the orthopedic surgeons who handled the patients, known as subjects
at the university. I won’t say how many, but several of those clients
suffered serious fractures during weight bearing, due to osteoporosis.
Hopefully, there are now improvements in medicines and training
techniques whereby this serious side-affect can be eliminated or
minimized. I also hope that the potential for fractures is made clear to
those involved with this orthosis. Beyond that, I believe this is a
marvelous hope for those affected by paralysis and want to walk again.
Wil Haines, CPO
Avon, IN 46123
On 5/9/2011 3:01 PM, Kraig H. CP wrote:
> *this is a link to video of exoskeletal system
> mislabeled exoskeleton bionic legs helping people
> it’s pretty cumbersome compared to the japanese sytems but these patient’s
> are of a good size
> Kraig Helberg CP
> 32 West Rd SUITE 120
> Towson, MD 21204
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