Congress presentations and Workshops

Fittings for stroke patients with dorsiflexor weakness, arm prosthetics for children, 3D L.A.S.A.R Posture – we will once again be offering you a wide range of practical 45-minute workshops hosted by our experts at this year’s accompanying industry exhibition. Our prestigious speakers will also be providing in-depth information on topics including volume management for TF and TT prostheses and microprocessor-controlled prostheses for low mobility grades in their scientific congress presentations. Get an initial overview of Ottobock’s presentations at the ISPO World Congress here. More detailed information to help you plan your visit is available at

Congress lecture dates

Monday 08/5/2017

Speaker Room
Session 4
1:00 pm–2:15 pm
Long-term damages after lower extremity
amputation? systematic review
Eva Proebsting 1.61–1.62
Session 14
2:45 pm–4:00 pm
Functional comparison of conventional knee-
ankle-foot orthoses and a microprocessor-controlled
leg orthosis system based on biomechanical, metabolic and safety parameters
Thomas Schmalz 2.41–2.43
Session 10
2:45 pm–4:00 pm
Prosthetic alignment: biomechanical basics
and clinical approach for lower limb prostheses
Malte Bellmann Roof Terrace

Tuesday 09/5/2017

Speaker Room
Session 30
9:00 am–10:15 am
Benefits of a microprocessor-enhanced hydraulic
knee for unlimited community ambulators
with a unilateral transfemoral amputation
Andreas Kannenberg 2.41–2.43
Session 30
9:00 am–10:15 am
On the (im-)possibility of predicting who may
benefit from a microprocessor-controlled
prosthetic knee component
Andreas Hahn 2.41–2.43
Session 30
9:00 am–10:15 am
Benefits of the Genium microprocessor-controlled
knee: a literature review
Milana Mileusnic 2.41–2.43
Session 30
9:00 am–10:15 am
Effects of microprocessor-controlled knee
joint fittings in adolescent subjects with regard to
functionality, mobility and safety
Nadine Wismer 2.41–2.43
Session 50
4:15 pm–5:30 pm
Biomechanically based indication criteria
for prosthetic knee joints
Andreas Kannenberg,
Malte Bellmann,
Andreas Samson
Roof Terrace

Wednesday 10/5/2017

Speaker Room
Session 60
9:00 am–10:15 am
Clinical effects of an innovative
spinal orthosis on low back pain
and pain-free walking distance
Ingo Volker Rembitzki 1.61-1.62
Session 64
9:00 am–10:15 am
Volume management in TT and
TF prostheses – current principles
Malte Bellmann,
Andreas Samson,
Kai-Hendrik Bussiek-Cillien
Session 65
1:15 pm–2:30 pm
knees in lower mobility grades
Andreas Kannenberg,
Andreas Hahn,
Stefan Domayer
Auditorium 1
Session 76
2:30 pm–3:45 pm
Competitive and leisure sports with
lower limb prostheses:
advanced possibilities and limitations
Thomas Schmalz,
Wolfgang Potthast,
Heinrich Popow
Session 85
4:15 pm–5:30 pm
Progresses in Fitting K2 Level Transfemoral Amputees Christian Reitinger Dries Glorieux
Dr. Stefan Domayer
Session 85
4:15 pm–5:30 pm
The biomechanical need of the
proximal brim in transfemoral prosthetic
sockets for optimised force transmission
in different gait situations
Malte Bellmann 2.41–2.43

Thursday 11/5/2017

Speaker Room
Session 90
9:00 am–10:15 am
Orthoses within the treatment
of osteoarthritis of the knee:
biomechanical comparison of KO
and AFO principles as regards
function and effect
Thomas Schmalz 1.61–1.62
Session 101
12:15 pm–1:30 pm
Advanced prosthetic feet Malte Bellmann,
Andreas Samson,
Daniel Heitzmann

Workshop dates

Monday 08/05/2017

Speaker Room
4:15 pm–5:00 pm The prosthesis for the contralateral leg.
Capturing and displaying forces of a person
standing on the 3D L.A.S.A.R. Posture
Martin Pusch 1.41–1.42
5:15 pm–6:00 pm Mobility concept after stroke – solutions for drop foot Alexander Hardt 1.41–1.42

Tuesday 09/05/2017

Speaker Room
1:15 pm–2:15 pm Functionality meets know-how –
Ottobock body-powered systems
Erik Andres,
Dieter Storck,
Simon Marschall
2:30 pm–4:00 pm Evidence based medicine in prosthetics Dr. Andreas Hahn
Dr. Milana Mileusnic
Prof. Dr. Jason

Wednesday 10/05/2017

Speaker Room
9:00 am–10:30 am Kids are the future – concepts for increasing quality of life Erik Andres,
Simon Marschall,
Alexander Hardt
1:00 pm–2:15 pm
State-of-the-art and beyond SCO and SSCO® fittings Volker Schmidt 1.41–1.42

Thursday 11/05/2017

Speaker Room
9:00 am–10:30 am Outlook and advances in upper and lower limb prosthetics Fabian Osswald,
Janos Kalmar,
Martin Wehrle
1:00 pm–2:15 pm Occupational health and safety issues in the orthopaedic workshop Peter Scheffers 1.41–1.42

Poster presentations

Time Title Speaker Room
ongoing Perceived orthotic function and difficulty of
activities of daily living with the C-Brace® and conventional KAFOs
Andreas Kannenberg Exhibition Hall
ongoing Factors that influence acceptance and rejection
of an upper limb prosthesis:
a review of the literature
Andreas Kannenberg Exhibition Hall
ongoing Evaluation of the rehabilitation progress of transfemoral limited community
ambulators using a custom tailored
microprocessor-controlled knee
Björn Altenburg Exhibition Hall
ongoing Performance and satisfaction with intuitive multifunctional hand prosthesis control Sebastian Amsuess Exhibition Hall
ongoing Final report of an observational study with the
Agilium Freestep ankle-foot orthosis
Ingo Volker Rembitzki Exhibition Hall
ongoing Evaluating the potential synergistic benefit of a dynamic realignment brace on patients
receiving exercise therapy for patellofemoral
pain syndrome – a randomised trial
Ingo Volker Rembitzki Exhibition Hall
ongoing First results concerning the safety, walking
and satisfaction with an innovative microprocessor-controlled 4-axis prosthetic foot
Andreas Hahn Exhibition Hall
ongoing First clinical experiences with a microprocessor-controlled knee for moderately
active transfemoral amputees
Milana Mileusnic Exhibition Hall
ongoing First user experiences with next generation of the C-Leg Nadine Wismer Exhibition Hall
ongoing Results from a retroperspective registry of a
microprocessor-controlled knee-ankle-foot orthosis
Andreas Kannenberg Exhibition Hall