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Event Speakers

New Technologies for Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • Date: May 31, 2024
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Thor Besier, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and has a joint appointment with the Department of Engineering Science.

Jannis Breuninger, MSc, co-founded Mecuris GmbH and is the Head of Product Design.

Andrew Hansen, PhD, is currently the Director of the Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering (MADE) Program at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Michael Schäfer, CPO, is CEO of POHLIG GmbH. He serves as a board member of ISPO Germany. He currently serves as Clinical Chair for OT World and on numerous committees and works for setting quality standards in upper and lower extremity prosthetics in Germany.

Urs Schneider, MD, PhD, is director of the medical and biotech section at Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart and his own highly interdisciplinary Biomechatronics department. He also serves as head of the Human Technology Interaction department at IFF, University of Stuttgart and teaches medical device mechatronics at Stuttgart University.