Sir Saeed Zahedi
Professor Sir Saeed Zahedi is the Technical Director at Blatchford. He has worked over 40 years’ experience in prosthetic innovation and created outstanding results for many thousands of amputees around the world.
Sir Saeed was responsible for the commercialisation of the first Intelligent Prosthesis in the early 1990s and the world’s first fully integrated limb system, Linx, in 2014. In 2018 Queens Birthday Honours List, he received a Knighthood for his outstanding services to Innovation and Engineering in the field of rehabilitation.
Sir Saeed is a multi-award-winning author and presenter of over 170 papers, books and scientific publications and over 60 patents.
A Fellow of the Royal Academy, 2018 Honorary fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Special Commendation in the Prince Philip Designer prize in 2011 and appointed Royal Designer for Royal Society of Arts Royal in 2013.
Sir Saeed and his team were the winner of US Medical Design Excellence Award, German Design Award in 2017 following their 2016 McRoberts’s engineering award (Gold medal and finalists in the 2010) adding to their 4th Queens Awards for technological achievement.
In 2014 Sir Saeed received British Healthcare Trade Association lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the development of assistive technology for lower limb amputees. In 2017 he received the American Orthotists and Prosthetists Association lifetime achievement award. Working on Integration in Prosthetics and Orthotics.