Call for Abstracts

Upper limb prosthetics is a major focus for engineering and clinical researchers, yet the solutions on offer remain still some significant way from matching the human body in terms of both function and appearance. To solve the remaining challenges we need a multi-disciplinary approach and opportunities for informed dialogue between researchers, industry and users.

The Trent International Prosthetics Symposium series has provided just such an opportunity, bringing together people from engineering, neuroscience, medicine, prosthetics and other allied health professions to focus on the challenges of designing and fitting better prostheses, supporting people with limb loss and evaluating outcomes.

We are therefore delighted to announce the first Call for Papers for the 2019 Trent International Prosthetics Symposium, to be held in Salford, Greater Manchester March 20-22nd, 2019. The theme of TIPS 2019 is “Moving beyond the lab”.

Possible topics may include, but are NOT limited to:

  • Low-cost prosthetics

  • Psychology of human-prosthesis interaction

  • Machine learning in prosthetics

  • Prosthesis design

  • Real world monitoring of prosthesis use

  • User perspectives

  • Children’s prosthetics

  • Socket design

We welcome 2-page abstracts submissions in the following categories:

  • Oral presentation;

  • Poster presentation;

  • Demo-desk presentations (poster plus hardware/software demo)


  • Second Call for Abstracts : July 2018

  • Final Call for Abstracts : September 2018

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 5, 2018 (5pm UK time) October 19, 2018 (5pm UK time)

  • Authors Notified: November 5, 2018 November 19, 2018