Sam Gallop Prize
The Sam Gallop Prize – awarded each year at the ISPO UK MS Annual Scientific Meeting for the best Research & Development Free Paper - is named after Sam Gallop CBE, a truly inspirational figure.
Sam lost both his feet in 1944 whilst flying as a Spitfire pilot. Since his amputation Sam has worked tirelessly for the cause of amputees in the UK. Among his many achievements, Sam was the driving force behind emPOWER, the charities consortium, founded Employment Opportunities, and he also helped initiate the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG).
Sam Gallop Prizewinner 2018
Dr Alan de Asha, Research Biomechanist at C-Motion Inc, Germantown, MD,USA (pictured right) received the Sam Gallop Prize 2018 for his paper entitled:-
“How quickly are individuals with unilateral trans-itbial amputation able to adapt to a change in stiffness of a running specific prosthesis".
You can read a synopsis of Alan's paper in the ISPO UK MS Compendium 2018