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Take a deep dive into the world of prosthetics with an exclusive field trip to Hanger Clinic and VIP dinner with Dr. Albert Chi and Johnny Matheny.
We are thrilled to bring this exclusive opportunity to Design Museum supporters!
Hanger Clinic, one of the world’s leading providers of prosthetic and orthotic patient care, is opening its doors for an intimate look at the procedure of designing and crafting a custom piece for each unique patient. Participants will see the behind-the-scenes process that goes into creating these life-changing devices, and hear firsthand stories of the clinician/patient relationships.
After this insider’s look at the process of prosthetic design, join us for an exclusive dinner with two of the field’s most sought-after leaders: Dr. Albert Chi and Johnny Matheny. Through his extensive work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Dr. Chi has created the world’s most advanced mind-controlled robotic arm. The Modular Prosthetic Limb (or MPL) is now in action with Johnny Matheny, a resident of Port Richey, Florida. This dynamic duo is joining Design Museum supporters for a discussion on the future of prosthetics over dinner and drinks, immediately after they take the stage at TEDx Portland!
View Johnny’s bionic arm through the video below:
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime evening showing the full scope of possibility in the world of prosthetic design. Join us on April 24th for this exclusive field trip and compelling conversation.
This event is a fundraiser for Design Museum Portland’s mission to bring the power of transformative design everywhere. Tickets are tax-deductible donations to the Museum.
Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics is a major exhibition and education program by Design Museum Foundation, on view at the Pacific Northwest College of Art from February 15 – May 9, 2018. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Visitors will explore evolution and design process behind a range of prostheses through visual stories, historical surveys, videos, and interactive models. Over 35+ case studies — spanning DIY-inventions from kids to mind-controlled bionic limbs — tell the stories behind the patients, clinicians, designers, and artists changing how we think about the impact of design, and ultimately, the future of our mobility.