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How do We Manage?

The last few months have been trying, to say the least. Everyone in a decision-making role was tested—some likely more than others. Having fought through the initial stages, many of us are looking back and evaluating. What was our expe...

Össur Completes Acquisition of College Park While Steeper Group Takes on Espire® Elbow

Warren, Mich., June 4, 2020 — College Park Industries, designer and manufacturer of custom-built prosthetic solutions, is officially acquired by global leader in this field,...

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Espire Elbow Pro Wins Red Dot for Outstanding Design Quality

College Park Industries wins in the world’s most renowned design competition Warren, Mich., May 14, 2020  The Red Dot Jury has made its decision: The Espire Elbow Pro® emerged victorious from the Re...

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Access to Information in O&P

microfiche [ˈmīkrəˌfēSH] 1.    a flat piece of film containing microphotographs of the pages of a newspaper, catalog, or other document. "this new journal is available as a microfiche…"...

Prosthetic Design and Engineering

Medical device engineers face tough challenges when designing products, especially in the world of prosthetics. As engineers, we have common goals to solve problems and create solutions, but sometimes extreme performance characteristics overshadow...

DO’S AND DON’TS OF WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

HISTORY Do you remember microfiche? How about door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen? Wh...

Prosthetics Around the World

It’s 4 a.m. in Beirut, Lebanon. I lay in bed wracking my brain to find a solution for my patient. As a prosthetist from the United States, I’m visiting a rehabilitation center to teach and assist an enthusiastic, local team of technici...

What Are You Waiting For?

Is there anything worse than waiting? Whether it’s the spinning wheel on your laptop or sitting at your house waiting for the cable guy to show up sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.—it’s not fun. A few weeks ago, my wife and I we...

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3D Printed Prosthetics: Fad or Future?

About six years ago my father gave me a book titled, Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. At the time, he told me that this would be coming to the field of prosthetics soon. It took me a while to get through the book because I didn’t in...

Engineering your Workspace

When you’re at work, take a look around your office, conference room, or desk. Are there any windows or plants? Can you see your coworkers? Do you have easy access to the tools you need to effectively do your job? If you’re in a manage...

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