Sensory Preference in Prosthetics Study: London

Sensory Preference in Prosthetics Study: London

Saturday 26 January 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm

From Saturday 26th January to Sunday 27th January.

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.

We will be running a series of one-on-one materials handling sessions at the Institute of Making on the 26th and 27th Jan. Each session will last 1.5 hours and involves exploring objects from 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.

These sessions 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 flyer or email

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