February 2013

MSPO students Mike Socie, Connie Chien and Lauren Levey (class of 2014) spoke with the freshman in the Georgia Tech course, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering where they discussed use of engineering concepts in design and use of Prostheses and Orthoses.

Faculty members cited in the March 2013 edition of the O&P Edge:

  • Christopher Hovorka, “Outcomes measures: are we there yet?” Read more here and flip to pages 38-46.
  • Christopher Hovorka, “Walk this way gait assessment technology steps forward” Read more here and flip to pages 48-50.
  • Robert Kistenberg, “Prosthetic liners and sleeves” Read more here and flip to pages 70-76.

Georgia Tech and the MSPO program represented at American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, February 20-23:
-Mark Holowka (MSPO 2004) “Treatment options for the neuromuscular spine”
-Lee Childers (MSPO 2007, PhD 2011) “Does a prosthetic leg provide a Paralympic athlete with an advantage in the individual pursuit?” and “Lower limb sports prostheses”
-Kinsey Herrin (MSPO 2011) and Mark Geil, PhD (adjunct faculty) “Minimizing bracing in the treatment of idiopathic toe walking”
-Geza Kogler (faculty) “Presentations of ongoing research at Georgia Tech”
All members of the current 1st and 2nd year classes of MSPO students attended the meeting.