When we were asked to be Guest Speakers on 2 out of 3 days at the CAPO (Canadian Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics) Conference in Halifax we were beyond honored. We were flown to Halifax to exhibit at the bi-annual Canadian P & O conference to share our product to the industry for the first time.
Coming from outside the industry as designers, we had no idea what the response would be from all of the prosthetists, clinicians and academics that were at the conference. We knew we had some skeptics to win over, to prove that we were more than just a ‘gimick art project’ (which so often litters the industry) with years of research on the emotional psychology, fashion, and design for disability. The attendance of our presentation titled ‘Fashion and Prosthetics‘ was completely jammed packed with people standing all the way out into the hallway. Obviously nervous to make our first impression in the industry, we were welcomed with open minds and hearts as we shared our product and the mission behind the importance of fashion within the prosthetic industry. At the end of our hour long presentation, we looked around the room and noticed a handful of people very emotional with teary eyes. A ton of people came up to us after the presentation and thanked us for bringing such a fresh approach to the industry. The message was not taken lightly and we were fully embraced by all of these people we can now call our peers and colleagues.
Can’t wait until the next one to see everyone again![dvbuilder-gallery id=”2185″]