Goeran Fiedler is an assistant professor for the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program. He holds graduate degrees in Clinical Engineering/Biomechanics from the University of Applied Sciences Giessen (Germany) and in Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed his post-doctoral training in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also a credentialed Prosthetist & Orthotist with degrees from the German Chambers of Craft in Thuringia and in Lower Bavaria, as well as 12 years of clinical work experience.
His research has the overall goal to find ways of raising the quality and quantity of prosthetic & orthotic device utilization, in order to realize outcome gains that are inexpensive to achieve and applicable to a large patient population. One special research interest in this context is the utility of mobile data collection equipment as this methodology, compared to conventional stationary motion analysis, is more readily adopted by clinicians, thus easing the translation of research findings into clinical applications.
Read his feature story in the O&P Almanac.