Prosthetic and Orthotic (PnO) Data Solutions is a company dedicated to helping Orthotic and Prosthetic professionals document, collaborate, and justify their clinical decisions. We believe using video to capture, analyze and intervene in patient rehabilitation reduces trial and error, to give you and your patient the best outcome. Our goal is to make learning fun, interactive, and engaging for the student and professional.
Partnering with The Tarn Group, a New Zealand-based company, PnO Data Solutions strives to advance prosthetics and orthotics by analyzing a patient's rehabilitation through methodical procedures and using this information to aid in decision-making, producing a complete package for justification purposes.
Cara Negri, BSME, CP
Cara Negri is the Director of PnO Data Solutions. Cara is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Prosthetics Program in Chicago. Cara's education started with a Mechanical Engineering Degree with a concentration in bioengineering.
Cara sparked an interest in Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) at the age of nine, after reading a book about a young girl with an amputation. She started working for a Prosthetic facility in high school and continued worked as a prosthetic technician while attending a co-op program to achieve her Mechanical Engineering Degree with a Bioengineering concentration. Cara went on to work for Ossur in the education and technical services department, and then R&D, conducting alpha and beta testing for new products.
Her adventures then brought her to Direct Clinical Operations in Australia and New Zealand, where Cara started using PnO Clinical Movement Data. Having a full P&O video gait analysis system constructed by PnO Clinical Movement Data at the laboratory in Sydney, Cara used the system to observe pre- and post-fitting comparisons and to teach other prosthetists. When she moved back to the US in 2012, Cara wanted to share her experiences of using PnO Clinical Movement Data and the potential value it could provide to the O&P industry.
The Tarn Group
The Tarn Group (formerly Siliconcoach Limited) owns a collection of brands that sell products in over 40 countries around the world. Our brands deliver on our vision of "making a positive difference in people's lives". We create digital solutions that enhance the relationship between subject-matter experts, and learners. The result is aesthetic environments that are engaging and lead to real learning.
"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." Xunzi (312-230 BC).