Assessing patient satisfaction and design priorities for upper extremity prosthetic technology

Post date: Apr 16, 2014 9:27:58 PM

Co-Investigators: Cindy Chestek, Ph.D.Funding: Office of the Vice President of Research, University of Michigan

Many new upper limb prostheses are being designed to increase the level of control users have over their movements. However, these designs are generally based on educated guesses as to what patients will want. In this survey study, we explore: 1) how satisfied individuals with upper limb loss are with their current prostheses, and 2) what risks individuals with upper limb loss are willing to accept if a prosthesis could offer a certain level of performance. Knowledge of these two areas will direct us and others in establishing design criteria for future prostheses.

If you are an individual with upper limb loss, we need your help!

We are currently recruiting participants to take our survey. Your are eligible to participate if:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You have an upper limb amputation above finger level
  • You are able to read and understand English

Participants will receive a gift card for completing the survey. If you would like to participate, please go to: The survey may also be accessed at: