Thursday 8th Mar 2018
6–8:00pm
at Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 9720
Put on by Design Museum Portland
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Prosthetic technology is rapidly advancing with robotics, 3D-printing, and studies in anatomy and neurology. The most essential component of ensuring that a prosthetic device is truly an extension of the human body is the complex, lifelong relationship between the user and the clinician. Cutting-edge devices may have the ability to enhance the body, yet the design must be customized to fit and provide comfort to each individual for long-term and effective use.

Join a panel of industry experts who will discuss the need for empathy, humanity, and customized design in the world of prosthetics. Panelists will include:

• Erica Bruns, Office Assistant, Nike, prosthetic user
• Dr. Albert Chi, M.D, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, OHSU
• Shashi Jain, Innovation Manager at Intel
• Erin O’Brien, Prosthetist/Orthotist at Hanger Clinic

Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

This event is part of Design Museum Portland’s exhibition: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics, on view at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, February 15 – May 9, 2018.

- via Design Museum Portland