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Research Projects

Myoelectric prosthesis - benefit and use of hightech assistive devices

About this project

About this project

Project information

Projekt Status

In progress 2012 - 2021

Contact

Liselotte Hermansson

Research Subject

Research environments

The overall aim of this project is to study the use of myoelectric prostheses, compare this to use of  two other high technology assistive devices, powered wheelchair and electronic planning devices, and to study the effect of a multifunctional prosthetic hand on activity and participation.

Study 1 and 2 employs a qualitative design where users of myoelectric prosthesis and powered wheelchair, respectively describe what influences the use of their device.

Study 3 is a survey focusing on barriers for participation and use of assistive devices where responses from users of the three high technology devices are compared.

Study 4 is an intervention study where the effect on activity performance is studied in users of multifunctional prosthetic hands.

Researchers

Research Teams

Collaborators

  • Gunnel Janeslätt, Centrum för Klinisk Forskning, Landstinget i Dalarna
  • Helene Lidström, Linköpings universitet
  • Ingvor Pettersson,