Some of our current projects include:
Looking at posture and body mechanics while lifting; looking at wrist motion (comparing prosthetic wrist to human wrists).
Improving the methods we use to assess how well someone can use a prosthesis.
This can give us more information about how the muscles work. The data collected from amputees is used by researchers to improve control methods for using a prosthesis.
We are working on a new control system for operating a prosthesis, using all the muscles within a socket area.