Prosthetics, STEM, & Mental Health

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Join us at the 105th National Assembly show!

To help support the growth within the O&P industry, the AOPA welcomes high-school students at its National Assembly and BrainRobotics encourages them to visit our booth, #1019, to learn about prosthetics, wearable technology, and our STEM curriculum.

At BrainRobotics we have spent the last 6+ years working with some of the leading engineers who come from both higher ed and from the upper limb prosthetics industry. But prosthetics isn't just about creating advanced myoelectric devices.

It's about growth, improvement, and bringing awareness.

We are uniquely positioned to address all three areas through the support of our sister companies.

The Facts - Importance of STEM Education

NeuroMaker STEM is trusted by thousands of students and teachers across the globe.

Our materials are designed to bring in cross-discipline knowledge and skills into tangible results. Students can create their own self-guided projects, creating an engaged and balanced learning experience.

At NeuroMaker, we pride ourselves on providing engaging project-based learning experiences based on real-world problems. Our hardware, software, and curriculum solutions introduce students to the foundations of engineering design, biomedical innovations, coding, and artificial intelligence all while building interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and self-efficacy.

NeuroMaker students are constantly engaged in the world of assistive technology assisting people with different abilities.

The Facts - Mental Health

The importance of mental health and wellness is a topic that has been growing in popularity. Burnout, depression, and stress around juggling work and life became a hot button topic for everyone. It’s been highlighted through revamped workplace wellness programs, touted by organizations large and small, and those suffering from mental health issues are feeling more comfortable sharing their experiences.

With all of this forward momentum, what was most eye opening was learning that the vast majority (74%) of amputees surveyed in The Liner Wand recent survey felt that the O&P industry could be doing more to support their emotional health.

While organizations such as the Amputee Coalition and Limbs 4 Life have some resources, WebMD simply encourages you to reach out to a mental health professional.

While these are steps in the right direction, not enough open dialogue is taking place within the community.