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Research project: Iterative User-Centred Design of a Paediatric Upper Limb Prosthetic Device

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Rejection rates of prosthetic devices in children are known to be high. This project, funded by the University of Southampton, will develop a number of prosthetic upper limb devices using the views of children to inform their design.

There is a high rejection rate in the use of prosthetic devices for children, particularly in the upper limb. There are many reasons for this including appearance, weight, functionality and durability. Currently there are commercial prostheses, however these have been designed as smaller versions of the manufacturer's adult prostheses. 

Project team

Dr Cheryl Metcalf

Project funder

University of Southampton's Adventures in Research Grant Scheme

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Related research groups

Active Living and Rehabilitation
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