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Touch Bionics to present first outcome data from Patient Care Pathway at ISPO World Congress

Touch Bionics today announced its program for the ISPO 2013 World Congress and Tradeshow, taking place next week in Hyderabad, India.

The company will present early data from the Patient Care Pathway, an online tool allowing clinicians to track the results of patients fitted with Touch Bionics' upper limb prostheses using methodologies including Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and subscales of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthesis Experience Scales- Revised (TAPES-R).

The session, entitled "Measuring physical and psychosocial outcomes of patients using multi-articulating hand prostheses" will take place on February 5 between 4:15pm and 5:30pm. It will describe how the Patient Care Pathway is used to track the outcomes of upper limb prosthesis wearers over time and present the results of 37 wearers who have been tracked in 2012.

In addition, the company will host a training workshop for prosthetists on the i-limb ultra prosthetic hand on February 4 between 3:45pm and 4:15pm.

At Touch Bionics' stand B09 in Hall 1/2, visitors will be able to view demonstrations of the i-limb ultra and the company's recently updated i-limb digits solution for people with missing fingers. Patients fitted with the new i-limb digits prosthesis will also be in attendance.

"We are looking forward to ISPO 2013, particularly as we will be presenting early outcome data from the Patient Care Pathway," said Ian Stevens, CEO of Touch Bionics. "We intend that the Patient Care Pathway will eventually contain the largest ever group of patients to be monitored using the validated DASH and TAPES-R methodologies, thus providing valuable information to shape treatment protocols and justify the costs of such treatment to public health authorities and insurance organisations."