On March 8, 9 and 10, 2023, the ninth edition of ORTO Medical Care will be held at the IFEMA fairgrounds (Madrid), the meeting of the orthopedics sector that presents all the technological innovations available to improve the quality of life of millions of people: walking again after an amputation or standing upright for those who have lost mobility are already a reality.
ORTO Medical Care
The event, organized by the Spanish Federation of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FEDOP), will feature nearly a hundred exhibitors from almost a dozen countries around the world, who will present their products in more than 12,500 square meters of exhibition space. Around 13,000 professional visitors are expected to attend the fair to learn about all the latest developments in the sector.
The type of technology that will be on display at the fair is truly impressive; pattern-controlled prostheses that emulate the function of the limbs, chairs with standing and standing frames for children to improve body development, new manufacturing techniques, customized designs, the latest advances in anti-scarce products, beds, support products… There will be live demonstrations and workshops to understand the new functionalities that can already be enjoyed by orthopedic users.
Technical Scientific Congress
In this professional meeting, special relevance is given to training, through the Technical Scientific Congress (you can check here the pre-program), where during three days the most important professionals of the Orthopedics sector will present new technologies, techniques and treatments to improve the Orthopedics service.
The 2023 edition will be attended by Professor Hugh Herr, a prestigious American researcher and engineer who in 2016 received the Princess of Asturias Award for Research and Technique. He is currently working on research into bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs. In the keynote address that will close the Scientific Technical Congress on March 10, he will present the advancement of bionic technology that extends the physiological function of a human body by connecting it with electromechanics. The keynote presentation will feature prosthetic, orthotic and exoskeletal limbs that behave like their biological counterparts. Hugh Herr’s testimony will be used to learn about the latest innovations and to present cyborg technology, one of the future branches of orthopedics, to an audience.
The first round table on the 8th will address the different treatments for spasticity, from a multidisciplinary approach, and will deal with topics such as muscle weakness and drooping head syndrome, with the participation of different healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, doctors and national orthopedic technicians based on their experience and work.