Supported by The MacRobert Trust and The Worshipful Company of Engineers

The 2016 MacRobert Award-winning team of engineers from Blatchford will share their success story behind the development of the world’s most advanced prosthetic limb. They developed the first ever prosthetic limb with integrated robotic control of the knee and foot; a system in which the parts work together like a human leg. 

“Blatchford has combined a compassionate approach to patient needs with huge ambition and exceptional systems engineering. In doing so, it has created the first-ever integrated lower limb that behaves like a human leg, and produced a platform technology that signifies the beginning of the next generation of prosthetics.”
Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS 
Chair of the MacRobert Award Judging Panel

Programme

6.00pm Registration and refreshments

6.30pm Welcome and introduction by Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS

6.35pm Interview with Angela Saini, Science journalist and broadcaster
             and the Blatchford team, including Q&A session 

7.55pm Closing remarks

8.00pm Networking reception

9.00pm Close

Known for spotting the 'next big thing’, every year the MacRobert Award is presented to the engineers behind the UK technology sector's most exciting engineering innovation. As well as gaining from the prestige of the award, the winners receive a gold medal and a £50,000 prize.

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