The world of prosthetics is fast moving: are we really on our way toward bionic human! New technologies emerging regularly have the potential to revolutionise way individuals with limb loss are treated and fitted with ever more performing prosthesis. This presentation will give an overview of the ground-breaking treatment options already available while reviewing the key scientific drivers for future developments.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 28 February 2018.
Presented by Adj/Prof Laurent Frossard
Dr Laurent Frossard is an active researcher, project manager and entrepreneur. He has over 25 years of experience both in academia and private industries in Australia, Canada and Europe. He is leading several large scale research projects and collaborates with over 120 professionals in more than 50 organizations worldwide.
His initial expertise in injury prevention and rehabilitation relates to the development of biomechanical tools and improvement of basic knowledge of rehabilitation and locomotion of individuals with lower limb loss fitted with osseointegrated implant and socket. He is currently considered as one of the very few independent experts in the clinical benefits of bone-anchored prostheses.
His academic track record includes over 140 publications, multiple grants and the supervisions of several domestic and international postgraduate students. He is regular reviewer for funding bodies and top-ranked journals such Nature and PLoS.
He has also worked as consultant for various organizations focusing on a wide range and health-related issues such as: health economic evaluation of surgical procedure (osseointegration), design of orthopedic implants, online medical education, teaching innovative procedural skills, implementation of new allied health role and hospital service innovation.
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