Ryan Caldwell, CP, and Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons) were once again invited to the The Kobe College of Medical Welfare in Sanda, Japan to teach a second NU-FlexSIV Socket Course in March, 2018. Fatone and Caldwell presented the first NU-FlexSIV Socket Course in Japan in August 2017, and received an enthusiastic response.
Ryan Caldwell was a key developer of the NU FlexSIV socket, which utilizes Active Vacuum Technology for the transfemoral user. This revolutionary system has gained significant interest and support worldwide by clinicians and prosthetic manufacturers as an alternative to traditional socket technology.
Caldwell is also a research prosthetist for Northwestern University where he is working on several funded projects through the National Institute of Health and the Department of Defense.
These technology development awards have led to an improved understanding of prosthetic design, product development and patents.
Faculty and students of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Program at Kobe College facilitated course logistics and communications.
In particular, the presenters appreciated Mr. Shin Sasaki and Mr. Kenta Tonai, who were indispensable in translating course materials and interpreting lectures and interactions with participants. Due to keen interest in the NU-FlexSIV Socket course, Fatone and Caldwell will be teaching a third course in July 2018.
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