The MEC '14 organizing committee along with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of those that attended MEC '14, and all those that helped make it possible. With over 230 participants from over 15 countries, some amazing speakers, papers and posters, and a real sense of comradery, we hope that MEC '14 was rewarding for all. For a more detailed summary, please see this article in the O&P Edge (page 18).
The proceedings are now available here.
MEC is a triennial symposium that will be of special interest to those who work in the field of upper limb prosthetics. As in previous years, it will be hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a research institute recognized worldwide for its pioneering work in myoelectric controls. MEC ‘14 will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, August 18-22, 2014.
Standards of practice, technology, and expectations have undergone a remarkable change in the last decade. These concepts will be explored under the theme of MEC ‘14 "Redefining the Norm".
Please stay tuned for more details, as they become available. To be alerted about upcoming preparations for the MEC '14 please join the mailing list.
We are pleased to announce our three Keynote Speakers for MEC '14:
- Paul D. Marasco, PhD, is currently a Principal Investigator in the Advanced Platform
Technology Center and Director of Amputee Research, Department of Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical
Center in Cleveland, Ohio. His research investigates the sensory nervous system with a
specific focus on systems level mechanisms of brain organization and neural plasticity.
- Dan Blocka, BSc, CO(c), FCBC, is a Professor and past Coordinator of the George
Brown College, Prosthetic and Orthotic Educational Programs, joining the program in
1986. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the International Society for
Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) after a term as President from 2007 to 2010.
- Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, is a Research Health Scientist at the Providence VA Medical
Center and an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Health Services,
Policy and Practice, Brown University. Her research focuses on development, testing,
and selection of rehabilitation outcome measures; and on usability assessment in upper
limb prosthetics. She is the developer of the Activities Measure for Upper Limb
Amputees (AM-ULA), and has studied the reliability and validity of other measures for
adults with upper limb amputation