1st International Conference on Orthotics and Prosthetics 2019 (iCOP2019)

Empowering Disability Through Technology

20 & 21 November 2019

UOW Malaysia KDU University College


The 1st International Conference on Orthotics and Prosthetics 2019 (iCOP2019) warmly welcomes academics, industry leaders and students to a 2 day conference focusing on new advancements in the field of limb prosthetics, robotics and related disciplines. With the theme, "Empowering Disability through Technology", iCOP2019 seeks to gather key stakeholders in the field and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The event is jointly organized by representatives from International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Universiti Putra Malaysia, University of Malaya, University Teknologi MARA, and the University of Bath.


  • Lower & Upper Extremity Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Robotic Devices and Advance Technology
  • Low-Cost Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Materials & Design Considerations
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial issue & Quality of Life
  • Education
  • Sports & Physical Activity

Professor Gursel Alici
Senior Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia

Gursel Alici received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 1988 and PhD Degree in Robotics from the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK in 1994. He is currently a Senior Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia as Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering since 2011. His research interests are soft robotics, system dynamics and control, robotic drug delivery systems, novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications, robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems, soft and smart actuators and sensors, prosthetic devices, and medical robotics. He is the leader of Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices theme of the ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Dr Saari Mohamad Yatim

Dr Saari Mohamad Yatim is a Consultant Rehabilitation Physician and Head of Rehabilitation Department at Hospital Serdang. He also serves as the Selangor State Advisor of Rehabilitation Medicine Services and as Deputy National Head Advisor of Rehabilitation Medicine Services, Ministry of Health Malaysia. Dr Saari’s area of expertise are in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Amputee Rehabilitation. He also sits as an Executive Board Member of the Asia-Oceanian Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine.

Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi
Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Universiti Teknologi Petronas

He obtained his PhD from the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK in 2002. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Before joining UTP, he has worked at University Kuala Lumpur, Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and UMW Industrial Power. His research interests include Control & Systems Engineering with focus on Robotics, Bio-Medical, Energy and Optimization. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Control Systems Society. He is currently the chair of IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, Malaysia Chapter.


Event Description


Day 1, 20 November 2019

Arrival of participants and registration

9.00am - 9.30am

Welcome speech by emcee

9.30am - 10.00am

Keynote address 1

10.00am - 11.00am

Keynote address 2

11.00am - 12.00pm

Keynote address 3

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Lunch and networking

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Conference presentation session 1 & 2

2.30pm - 5.00pm

Day 2, 21 November 2019

Arrival of participants and registration

9.00am - 9.30am

Conference presentation session 1 & 2

9.30am - 1.00pm

Lunch break and networking

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Conference presentation session 1 & 2

2.30pm - 5.00pm


  • Registration Deadline : 25th October 2019
  • Full Paper : 8th November 2019


Each abstract has to be broken down into the following three sections when you submit:

  1. Background, Motivation and Objective
  2. Statement of Contribution/Methods
  3. Results, Discussion and Conclusions

Keywords maximum of 5 words.

Participants are free to submit their own style as long as it is within the stipulated word limit, 250-300 words.

Submit Abstract Paper to here


To register, please click here https://bit.ly/2M4gqbf



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International Delegates

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Normal Fees




Multiple Papers

First Paper RM500 and consecutive papers RM250

Contact us

Dr. Praveena +6012 334 6707 | Dr. Tan Sin Jin +6012 555 1662
Email: icopconf@gmail.com


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