Prosthetics & Orthotics Faculty to Host Webinar on Scuba Diving and Prosthetics Research

September 09, 2022
Submitted By: Mary DiLeo

Faculty members in the Prosthetics and Orthotics program in the College of ENHP will host a webinar with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists on Wed. Sept. 14 at noon to discuss their research on Scuba and lower extremity prostheses.  Presenters are Matt Parente, Clinical/Applied Assistant Professor and Program Director of Prosthetics & Orthotics; Duffy Felmlee, Clinical/Applied Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences; and Michael McCauley M’14, Area Clinic Manager for Hanger Clinic and a graduate of UHart’s MSPO program.

The team will discuss their research on prostheses performance in various conditions underwater in partnership with The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. Although prosthetic research technology has improved immensely over the years, most research tools and devices are not waterproof, thus posing a challenge for underwater experimentation and analysis. In order to employ underwater research, the team at University of Hartford has developed innovative solutions for their annual research with combat wounded veterans. 

Webinar registration is free and available at the link below.