Dr Jennifer Olsen has contact us from Newcastle University where she is conducting an upper limb socket safety testing study.
I haven’t heard of anyone undertaking a similar study and imagine it would provide useful insight into the comfort and safety of the sockets and thereby improve the safety and wearing experience for other people with upper-limb difference.
There are 2 research opportunities to cover the UK and further afield for this upper limb socket safety testing. Upper limb prosthetic wearers in the UK are asked to donate their old sockets for research and will be a warded a £20 Amazon voucher per socket as a token of gratitude. People from outside the UK are asked to take part in a short survey and stand a chance of winning one of three £20 Amazon Vouchers.
You will find more details on the Flyer below and if you’d like more information, you’re advised to check out the survey and participation information sheet which can be reached by a link at the bottom of this post. You will also be able to access live contact links there.
Please do take part in this study if you can. If you have unwanted upper-limb prosthetic sockets, Jennifer would be delighted to take them off your hands! These studies can often pave the way for changes that can benefit the whole limb difference community.
Upper Limb Socket Safety Testing
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- Survey and Participation Information Sheet: Upper Limb Prosthesis History Survey
- Contact: Email to discuss donation or for further information: