Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers

Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers

Saturday 20 October 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Booking required, time and expenses will be reimbursed.

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Are you aged over 18 and do you wear a prosthetic limb?

We would like to hear about your experiences of materials in your prosthetic.  

In this focus group we will be exploring the Materials Library and talking about how the sensory and aesthetic properties of materials offered for prosthetic limbs affect your experience of them. We will also discuss whether particular materials or textures stimulate phantom limb sensations.

Your input is crucial for directing this study, which aims to better understand people's sensory and material preferences in prosthetic limbs.

The results of this study will be fed back to clinicians, prosthetists and manufacturers, with the potential to inform the design of prosthetic limbs.

This session will be run by Caitlin McMullan, a designer, researcher and below knee amputee, and Sarah Wilkes, a materials researcher at the Institute of Making.

Travel expenses and your time will be reimbursed. For more information, download the participant information sheet.

This first workshop is a pilot: future sessions will take place in both London and Glasgow, dates tbc. 

Part of Public Events,  Research Events  

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