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Touch Bionics to update O&P community at AAOP Meeting

Hilliard, OH: Touch Bionics, developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetic technologies, will be exhibiting and presenting at the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, taking place March 16-20 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.

In booths 614 and 616 on the exhibition floor, the company will be showcasing its full complement of advanced prosthetic technologies, including the i-LIMB Pulse, ProDigits partial-hand system and LIVINGSKIN aesthetic restoration products. New developments, including the company's upper limb electrode will also be on display.

Attendees will be able to see some of the latest technology from Touch Bionics in action as Roger Thomas, a network administrator from Tampa Florida and one of the first users of the i-LIMB Pulse, joins Touch Bionics at the Academy Meeting. The former U.S. Marine lost his hand in a mortar accident in 1983 and was never interested in a myoelectric prosthesis until he was fitted with the original i-LIMB Hand in 2009. Roger was upgraded to the i-LIMB Pulse in 2010 and has adapted quickly to using the BioSim software, which allows the devices to be connected via Bluetooth to a PC while the wearer is actively using his device, allowing clinical practitioners and users access to a range of adjustable features and settings on the i-LIMB Pulse.

Visitors to Touch Bionics' booth can meet with Roger and find out more about his experiences with the i-LIMB Pulse.

The company is also participating in the education program at the conference.

Rob Kistenberg, clinical consultant at Touch Bionics, will be hosting an i-LIMB accreditation session for prosthetists, which will earn attendees accreditation on the i-LIMB Pulse and the company's revolutionary BioSim software. This session will be held Wednesday, March 16 between 8:30am and 12:30pm.

Karl Lindborg, CPO with Touch Bionics, will be presenting a paper at the conference entitled "A One-Year Retrospective Look at Partial-Hand Patients Using ProDigits" taking place on Saturday, March 19 from 12:15pm-1:45pm.

Mark Ford, vice president of North American operations, and other members of Touch Bionics' clinical and executive teams will be on site and are available for meetings with interested parties to explore partnership opportunities, editorial coverage, accreditation and other business opportunities.

"The Academy Meeting continues to be an important event for our company, where we connect with the O&P community, share information about our latest developments and plans at Touch Bionics," said Mark Ford. "This year promises to be another significant event for us as we update attendees on product and supply-chain developments, showcase our product lines and add to our growing list of accredited practitioners."