|Time||Program Code||Thursday, March 5|
|2:40 PM - 4:10 PM||S1||Symposia
Microprocessor Prosthetic Knees: The Changing Face of Research
Brian Hafner, PhD
Over the last 15 years, microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees have been the focus of many different research studies. Through such research, we have learned much about how these components influence a user's ability to ambulate. More recently, researchers have started to change the way in which these components are evaluated. This session will examine this shift in research philosophy and design, and its implications for future research.
|Time||Program Code||Friday, March 6|
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||S2||Symposia
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation & Emerging Upper Limb Prosthetic Technologies
Laura Miller, PhD, CP, Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, Doug Smith, MD
With support from both DARPA and the NIH, learn more about a revolutionary surgical technique with exciting prosthetic advances aimed at allowing better control of an externally powered upper limb prosthesis. The panel will report on additional control signals this technique creates for the transhumeral and shoulder disarticulation level amputee, and ways in which improved prosthetic performance is quantified. Future advances in upper limb protheses control and componentry will also be discussed.
|1:35 PM - 3:05 PM||S3||Symposia
New Approaches for Functional Electrical Stimulation: What Orthotists Need to Know
Deanna Fish, MS, CPO, FAAOP, Keith McBride, MPT, DPT
Therapeutic Electric Stimulation (TES) has been around for a long time with a lot of research and data on outcomes and evidence. More recently orthotic intervention utilizing Functional Electric Stimulation (FES) has become an option for practitioners treating patients with Upper Motor Neuron Drop Foot. This session will review the science behind FES as well as discuss the indications, clinical research, evidence, and outcomes using FES.