Advanced Prosthetics

Upper Limb Prosthesis

Millions of people worldwide are forced to live life with total or partial arm amputations. Despite the utility associated with the arm, protheses generally have a very poor adoption rate within the amputee population. Our research focuses on methods for improving the adoption of prostheses, including designing simple-to-use protheses, improving manipulation capabilities, changing the way people learn how to use protheses, and using new types of feedback between the prothesis and the human.