“It was an outstanding meeting. There was good discourse and good debate, which prompts people to think about what might be some critical limits in the current research. The result is people start to think experimentally, and may leave here with new ideas to address some of the issues that were debated. That’s why these meetings are important—it always makes a difference when you can have this level of debate, face to face.”

Roy D. Bloebaum, Ph.D
University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedics






Neuroprosthetics 2010 featured scientific talks on osseointegration and soft-tissue regeneration. The keynote speeches focused on the needs of today’s amputee. Video clips and abstracts from the opening remarks and presentations at the symposium are presented here:


W. Grant McGimpsey, PhD
Director, Bioengineering Institute
Director, Center for Neuroprosthetics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Dennis Berkey, PhD
President and CEO
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Opening Remarks          

Thomas G. Kelley
Secretary of Veterans’ Services
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Morning Keynote Speaker

COL Jennifer Menetrez, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
Director, Center for the Intrepid
Brooke Army Medical Center 



The Endo-Exo-Prosthesis - about an intramedullary, osseointegrated, percutaneous attachment for above- and below-knee amputees

Horst Aschoff, MD
Head, Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery Surgical Clinic

Abstract | Watch

Development of the Skin-Implant Seal Around Intraosseous Transcutaneous Amputation Prostheses (ITAP)

Gordon Blunn, PhD
John Scales Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculo-Skeletal Science
University College London


Osseointegrated Implant Technology: Concerns and Hope

Roy Bloebaum, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Co-director, Bone and Joint Research Lab, Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System
University of Utah

Abstract | Watch

Endo Exo Prosthesis Design and Biomechanics

Wolfgang Plitz, MD, PhD
Former Head, Department of Biomechanics, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany


Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Kendra Calhoun
Amputee Coalition of America


Soft Tissue Regeneration and Integration

Repair of skeletal muscle defects using fibrin micro-threads to deliver de-differentiated cells

Ray Page, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Research Assistant Professor 
WPI Bioengineering Institute
Chief Scientific Officer

Abstract | Watch

A Surface Chemistry Toolbox for Tissue Regeneration and Integration

Chris Lambert, PhD
Research Associate Professor
WPI Bioengineering Institute

Abstract | Watch

Hybrid Systems: The Integration of Cells with Silicon Devices in the Development of In Vitro Functional Neuronal Circuits

 Stephen Lambert, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
Member, UCF Hybrid Systems Laboratory
University of Central Florida

Abstract | Watch

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