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Shear and Tissue Integrity - The State of the Science

What? Shear and Tissue integrity – The State of the Science (Hosted by BHTA).
When? Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:00am to 17:00pm (BST)
Where? St James’s Street, London

Event Details:

This shear symposium convened by BHTA will bring together a group of experts in the field, both to provide a direction for ISO Working Group 11 in producing guidance or a technical document and to work towards a clear definition of shear in the human body.

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Programme Draft

Titles of presentations to be agreed.

11.00-11.15 Coffee reception

11.15 Welcome from Ray Hodgkinson and Lloyd Walker (WG11) Professor Dan L. Bader BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, Professor of Bio-engineering and Tissue Health, Chair to open the symposium and explain its objectives.

11.30 Dr. Nicola Petrone, University of Padova, Chairman ISO TC 173/SC1-wheelchair (engineering) -The ISO approach to wheelchair seating standards. Issues and opportunities.

12.00 Dr. Ir. C.W.J.Oomens, Biomedical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology – The role of shear forces and shear strains in the development of pressure ulcers.

12.30 Dr Saeed Zaheedi OBE FREng CEng FIMechE, Technical Director, Chas A Blatchford and Sons Ltd – The impact of shear force on the rehabilitation of amputees

1.00 Lunch

1.45 Kath Bogie D. Phil, Cleveland Advanced Platform Technology Center – Practical challenges in clinical assessment of soft tissue shear: where we are now and future potentials.

2.15 Professor MJ Adams FREng, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham – Friction of Human Skin.

2.45 Evan Call (test methods)

3.15 Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT & Sharon Sonenblum, PT Georgia Institute of Technology – Defining cushion shape compliance: study of 3D buttocks tissue deformation to inform cushion test method development.

3.45 – 4.30 Break-out workshop sessions (led by ISO members)

Summaries of those discussions

4.30 Tea/coffee served

4.30 – 5.00 Prof. Dan Bader – Direction for the ISO group; presenters panel – outcomes of the day and future direction for the ISO Working group.

5.00pm Close

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