First MovAiD symposium: the future of orthotics service provision

Sir Zahedi speaking at the first MovAiD symposium.

MovAiD gained more international visibility recently, organising its first symposium during the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) congress, which took place on 9 May 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The focus was on the future of orthotics service provision and initiated some fruitful discussions. The symposium was also an opportunity to update the audience on the status of research in designing Movement Assisting Devices (MADs). A copy of the MovAiD poster presentation from the symposium is now available.

The symposium particularly showcased achievements in additive manufacturing, the advanced design of morphologic parts, and aggregated biometric data for diagnosis and monitoring. it further highlighted how technological advances could be translated to provide more effective orthotics services and personalised orthotics for disabled children, the elderly and workers.

ISPO played a valuable role in hosting and assisting with the organisation of this meeting. Discussions were particularly successful thanks to contributions from Sir Saeed Zahedi (Blatchford) and Prof Edward Lemaire (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa).