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TEDMED: Sensor technology helps test hands-on skills

September 22, 2014

After witnessing a colleague miss a blood clot in a patient with acute coronary syndrome, Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, recognized the need for a tool to measure the quality of a physician’s sensory perceptions, or their ability to touch and locate abnormalities.

As a child, Pugh enjoyed taking apart and reassembling household items to learn how the items worked. She said those interests and skills translated into her work on the development of tools to measure and teach haptics, the study of tactile feedback.

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Glenn Garrison, CPO, at the AOPA National Assembly

September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS - At the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, Glenn Garrison, CPO spoke about this work volunteering with the Foundation of…
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George Edward ‘Ed’ Snell, Sr. passes

September 22, 2014
George Edward “Ed” Snell, Sr., CPO died peacefully at his home near Little Rock, Ark. on Sept. 5 at the age of 99 years.
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Study: Sagittal plane deformity may be linked to foot ulceration in Charcot patients

September 21, 2014
CHICAGO — Deformities of the sagittal plane of the foot are more likely to be associated with foot ulceration in patients with diabetes who have Charcot…
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Glenn Garrison, CPO, at the AOPA National Assembly

September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS - At the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, Glenn Garrison, CPO spoke…
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Barbara Kirkpatrick, veteran, at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

September 18, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the National Wheelchair Games, Barbara  Kirkpatrick sheds light on the importance of this…
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Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, and Joey Funderburk at the Hanger Education Fair

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS — At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk speaks about his bilateral prostheses and journey to get…
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