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.
The North American forum is scheduled to be held on June 5-6 at Loyola University in Chicago, with a second event set to follow on September 18 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Cavanagh is a prolific author who has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, primarily on lower extremity biomechanics, and has received significant recognition for his work, including the Muybridge Medal from the International Society of Biomechanics, the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, and the Edward J. Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention, awarded annually at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference.
He is also a principal in Diapedia, a research and development company exploring ways to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.
The annual OTF events bring together industry professionals and academic experts for discussions about current and future orthotic technologies.
For more information about the North American and European OTFs go to orthotics-tech nology-forum.com.