Thursday 8th Mar 2018
Put on by Design Museum Portland
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