• Sir Saeed Zahedi

Professor Saeed Zahedi is a visiting scholar, based in the United Kingdom, who has been a pioneer in lower limb prosthetics, an advocate for people without limbs and a leader in engineering for four decades. He is currently the technical director of the global rehabilitation provider Blatchford.

Professor Zahedi 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, which is manufactured by Blatchford.

In the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, he received a knighthood for his outstanding services to innovation and engineering in the field of rehabilitation. Sir Zahedi is a multi-award-winning author and presenter of more than 140 papers, books and scientific publications and is responsible for more than 50 patents.