We’ve been contacted by Marion Jaillant, who is currently studying for a Masters in Disability, Design & Innovation at UCL.
Her research project is based on the potential benefits of adding personalised texture to prostheses and she is hoping to recruit 3 – 5 upper limb prosthetic users to participate in her study. The participants are needed for research into whether textures applied to prostheses could benefit upper limb prosthetic users, so there could be positive information gained for upper limb amputees and people with upper limb difference who use prostheses.
The research is in collaboration with Standex International, a Stockport (Greater Manchester) based company which specialises in the creation of bespoke textures. You can get more information by following the link at the bottom of this post.
The study aims to evaluate whether personalised texture could improve the wellbeing of prosthetic users and then hopefully advance our understanding on how prosthetic personalisation could help their users with embodiment, acceptance and identity.
This sounds like useful and potentially helpful research that could benefit people with upper limb amputations and limb difference in the future.
You can find out more from the Flyer below and, if you’d like more information or want to take part, contact Marion Jaillant. You’ll find a link to her email address at the bottom of this post.
We have successfully published requests for participants to take part in research projects in the past, and some of the results have undoubtedly helped to further understanding of the needs of amputees and people with limb difference when it comes to prosthetics. Please do offer to take part if you can.
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- Standex International – further information on the creation of bespoke textures: https://www.mold-tech.com/architexture/
- Email Lead Researcher Marion Jaillant: