"Prosthetics of the future: Limbs better than the originals?"
Rob Dodson, CPO, FAAOP, Clinical Manager, Advanced Arm Dynamics Southwest Center for Excellence, and
Nicholas Fey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science at UT Dallas, and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Demos will be at the presentation
From Olympic sprinting, through Dancing with the Stars, to avant-garde fashion, wearers of prosthetic limbs are testing the limits of human performance and even redefining what it means to be human. The convergence of advances in materials, structures, design, and control suggests that future prosthetics may be envied augmentations rather than disability remediation. Peek into this future at the Tech Titans Health Tech Forum on June 8 where you'll hear from a practitioner at the leading edge of today's prosthetics and a researcher driving their evolution.
About the speakers:
Rob Dodson, CPO, FAAOP
, is the clinical manager of the Advanced Arm Dynamics Southwest Center of Excellence in Dallas, Texas. He holds a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Allied Health Sciences. He completed a prosthetic residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and prosthetic and orthotic rotations with the Scottish Rite Hospital and Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics.
Rob has been published in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics.
He is an American Board for Certification certified prosthetist/orthotist and is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and the AAOP Upper-Limb Prosthetics Society.
Nicholas Fey, PhD
is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he focuses on the neuromechanics of human locomotion and the design of lower-limb assistive devices.
Nick’s research identifies how locomotor task demands and assistive devices impact human motor control and device function. He approaches this experimentally and through musculoskeletal modeling, integrating the latest additive manufacturing technologies and neural engineering methods. His past projects have examined how walking speed and stiffness of prostheses alter the gait of below-knee amputees. Currently, he seeks to enhance the mobility of above-knee amputees via neurally-controlled robotic prostheses.
Nick has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association
and is a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.