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Delcam taps Cavanagh to give keynote at Orthotics Technology Forum in June

April 17, 2014

Biomechanics expert Peter Cavanagh, PhD, DSc, heads the presentation agenda at the 2014 North American Orthotics Technology Forum (OTF), forum sponsor Delcam announced in March. Cavanagh, Endowed Chair in Women’s Sports Medicine and professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, will deliver the forum’s keynote address, “Evidence for the efficacy of insoles based on shape and plantar pressure,” at the first of two technology forums Birmingham, UK-based Delcam will hold this year

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Pro-Tec rebranding highlights action

April 17, 2014

Redmond, WA-based Pro-Tech Athletics updated its brand in February with a new logo, tagline, and easy-to-read packaging that includes injury information and visual anatomy. “We are excited to introduce the market to the new Pro-Tec with a new logo that depicts more action and a new tag line ‘Designed for Peak Performance’ that exemplifies our commitment to quality,” said Pro-Tech President Jeff Rodgers

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Becker Orthopedic revamps website

April 17, 2014

Troy, MI-based Becker Orthopedic relaunched its website in February at beckerorthopedic .com with features that include a searchable online catalog, new product section, technical and clinical support, continuing education programs, and easy-to-access orthometry forms.

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Foot, ankle surgeons install new board

April 17, 2014

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) installed its 2014-2015 board of directors on February 28 at its 72nd Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, FL. The new officers are: Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, La Crosse, WI, president; Richard M

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UNC Greensboro opens enrollment for online education in kinesiology doctorate

April 17, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) will offer the nation’s first online doctorate of education degree in kinesiology beginning in fall 2014, university officials announced in March. The new EdD program is designed for kinesiology professionals with at least three years of experience to complete in four years while they continue to work. UNCG Department of Kinesiology faculty recognized for their teaching and scholarship in human movement and physical activity will teach the course, according to the university, and include two recent National Academy of Kinesiology inductees, Sandy Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, professor and department chair, and Jenny Etnier, PhD, professor and director of graduate studies.

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Ottobock moves operations to Louisville

April 17, 2014

Medical device manufacturer Ottobock has begun relocation of its North America logistics and distribution operations from Minneapolis and Toronto, Canada, to Louisville, KY, the company reported in March. Based in Duderstadt, Germany, Otto Bock HealthCare established Minnesota-based Ottobock in 1958 as the Americas corporate headquarters.

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Stratasys holds amputee long drive event

April 17, 2014

Stratasys, a global maker of 3D systems and materials based in Rehovot, Israel, is sponsoring a competitive long drive event to introduce the growing golf-based sport to wounded veterans and other amputees as a new rehabilitation option.

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Step Sensor 
Vibration Therapy

April 17, 2014

The Step Sensor is the first offering in Brownmed’s new line of vibration therapy products under the Intellinetix brand. The Step Sensor is a low-
profile, discreet device designed to harness the power of vibration to improve balance among seniors or those with some form of peripheral neuropathy as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions

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Soft Silicone
Express Liner

April 17, 2014

WillowWood’s new Express Liner features its new softer durometer silicone, engineered to replicate the performance and comfort levels of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) for amputees who are used to wearing TPE prosthetic liners. Introductory offerings include medium, medium plus, and large sizes in a 6-mm base thickness and large size in a 9-mm base thickness, all in the uniform profile and original, buff-colored fabric.

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MobileMat 
BESS

April 17, 2014

Tekscan announces the release of MobileMat BESS, a computerized implementation of the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) designed to improve the reliability of the postural stability component of sports concussion assessment. MobileMat BESS combines Tekscan’s pressure-sensing platform technology with innovative software to count the balance errors experienced during the BESS test, making administration of the test more consistent and objective and addressing concerns about inter-rater and intrarater reliability of manual scoring

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