Useful research into upper-limb prostheses is being undertaken by Leen Jabban, a PhD researcher at the University of Bath.
As many people with limb difference find that upper limb prostheses can be difficult to control, the researchers want to understand the users’ perspective on some aspects of prosthetic use and get their opinion on proposed design features.
They have designed a survey and it could provide useful information and ultimately benefit upper-limb prosthetic wearers if you could share your experiences and knowledge.
Read on to find out more about this useful research into upper-limb prostheses and please do help if you can by taking the survey.
Many people find that upper-limb prostheses can be difficult to use.
At the University of Bath, we are working on developing a system to help you better control upper limb prostheses. To do this as well as possible, we want to understand your perspective on some aspects of prostheses use and get your opinion on proposed design features.
Whether you have used a prosthesis or not, we would appreciate it if you could complete a short survey. At the end of the survey, we will also ask if you would like to complete an optional follow-up interview and further involvement in prototype testing. You can take part in this study if you are an upper-limb amputee. Therefore, you may have key insights into what are the factors that upper-limb prostheses users value and are able to provide opinion on suggested improvements.
You can find out more information using the survey link below.
All of your information will remain anonymous. However, upon completion of this survey you will be invited to include your contact details to register your interest in further involvement in the research. This includes participation in video interviews, lab testing of prototype devices and home testing of prototype devices. You can choose whichever of the activities you are interested in or none.
PhD researcher at the University of Bath
If you have any concerns or complaints related to your participation in this project please direct them