Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2010
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) awarded Randall Alley, CEO and chief prosthetist for Southern California-based biodesigns inc., the Clinical Creativity Award at its Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium held in Chicago Feb. 24-27. AAOP is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration. The award recognizes those individuals who demonstrate high levels of creativity in process or device development that improve orthotic and/or prosthetic patient care.
Alley is the creator of the High-Fidelity Interface, the XFrame and ACCI, three interfaces that brought advanced biomechanical principles to socket design. He conceived and helped developed Otto Bock’s patented PushValve and MagValve for suction sockets (Red Dot Design Award 2009) and assisted in the development of TRS’s BAHA and Sure-Lok for improved cable control of various prosthetic and orthotic devices. He co-developed and directed the world’s largest upper limb prosthetic program and is currently working with DEKA Research on DARPA’s “Revolutionizing Prosthetics Project.” Alley is a clinical columnist, has contributed to five upper limb textbooks, and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of the Army.
About biodesigns inc.
Southern California-based biodesigns inc. is a technology-driven prosthetics company specializing in the most advanced upper and lower limb patient care, rehabilitation and product development. The company’s proprietary approach utilizes high-tech laser scanners, innovative clinical techniques, and the most biomechanically advanced prosthetic interfaces (sockets) available, including the patent-pending High-Fidelity Interface which serves as the interface foundation for DEKA’s “Luke Arm” project. Biodesigns works with all levels of upper and lower limb patients, but especially caters to highly active, high performance individuals who demand more from their prostheses. For more information, visit http://www.biodesigns.com.