Online Research Survey - Experiences Working with Partial Hand Prosthetics

Do you work with (or have you worked with) partial hand prosthetic devices or users of partial hand prostheses?

Have you practiced this work within the last 5 years?

Are you willing to take part in an online survey lasting up to 15 minutes?

Are you able to take part in a survey written in the English language?

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde Department of Biomedical Engineering are investigating partial hand prostheses from the perspective of the workforce who develop, assess or prescribe them, and seek volunteers to participate - in particular people who work with partial hand prosthetic devices or users of partial hand prostheses (eg. prosthetists, orthotists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, hand therapists, hand surgeons and engineers.


Interested in participating?

Please contact Kirsty Carlyle,
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde

ISPO mourns loss of Professor Kingsley Peter Robinson

It is with great sadness that we would like to inform you of the passing of Professor Kingsley Robinson on 3rd August 2021. Professor Robinson led the Amputee Service at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London for many years until his retirement in 1997.

Dr Sooriakumaran, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Queen Mary’s for over 30 years provides a summary of Professor Robinson’s extensive clinical work.

SIG: Upper Limb Difference & Acquired Amputation - Next meeting 17th September 2021

The next meeting of the SIG: ULD&AA will take place online on Friday 17th September 2021 from 13:30 - 16:00 hrs. Here's a brief outline of the programme...

1.30 – 2.00 pm Lightning Talks (research and case studies)
2.00 – 2.45 pm Discussion with NCARDAS about reporting of congenital statistics
2.45 – 3.00 pm BREAK
3.00 – 3.15 pm Follow-up from guidelines’ discussions in last meeting (read the Full Report here)
3.15 – 3.30 pm Updates including information on TIPS and any other business
3.30 – 4.00 pm Educational talk (topic currently TBC)

Click here for full information and to register attendance

Report of the 2nd meeting of the SIG: Upper Limb Difference & Acquired Amputation held on 30th April 2021

On Friday 30th April, the second meeting of the ISPO UK Multidisciplinary Special Interest Group for Upper Limb Difference & Acquired Amputation was held via Zoom. The meeting was extremely well attended with in excess of 50 participants representing a cross section of stakeholders. The group continues to grow with further signups following the last meeting. ISPO UK offer a free introductory meeting following which membership of ISPO is required to participate. Membership of ISPO UK does of course provide access to all ISPO UK activities at either no cost or preferential rates. We would like to encourage greater involvement and participation from technicians and need to consider how this can be achieved.

Programme of Events for 2021

We are pleased to share our exciting programme of events planned for 2021 - available to view here. Many of these events are FREE to ISPO UK members - so well worth checking out our membership options too.

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