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Who handles the foundation?
The foundation is administrated by the Forchheimer family. The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) is in charge of reviewing and nominating articles from the ISPO journal leading up to the congress. The article that best supports the mission of the foundation is awarded. Since 2013 ISPO’s International Congress takes place every other year and so does the award ceremony.

“Technology must serve man, not the other way round.”
The best contribution in the area of “Clinical assessment, measurement and evaluation” is awarded. This means that the research needs to evaluate different treatment methods to support a personalized wellbeing and the technical solution need to serve humanity as well as the individual. By awarding research that aims to help people in need of orthoses/prosthetics we believe that we can bridge the dimension between medicine, technology and humanity.

Bylaws (in Swedish)

Who has received the award?
The prize was first awarded at ISPO’s congress in Kobe, Japan in 1989. An English researcher received the modest sum of SEK 4,000. The prize fund has now risen to SEK 50,000.
The next award ceremony takes place in May 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Find a list of previous awardees here.

How do I make a contribution?
To make a donation, use the following bank code (bankgiro):
5588-5354

To make a donation from abroad use the following:
Swedbank
IBAN: SE43 8000 0832 7999 4445 0619
BIC: SWEDSESS

The Foundation is registered with Länsstyrelsen in Stockholm
Org.nr: 802013-2265
Bankgiro: 5588-5354

Address
c/o Forchheimer
Karlbergsvägen 78
113 35 Stockholm
Sweden

Contact
Tel: + 46 8-341299
Email: stiftelsen[at]forchheimer.se