Prosthetic limb technology has undergone significant advancements in recent years, but there is currently no standardized set of metrics to evaluate these technologies. This lack of information leaves insufficient evidence to guide research and medical decision-making and hinders the ability to communicate benefits to patients and demonstrate improved outcomes to insurance payers. We are developing novel outcome assessment tools to detect differences in functional performance with advanced prosthetic systems.
Functional Metrics for Humans with Bi-Directionally Integrated Prosthetic Limbs
- Investigators: JS Hebert, CS Chapman, AH Vette, PM Pilarski
- Funding: Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Subcontracted through Dr. Paul Marasco, Cleveland Clinic.
Development of a Performance Assessment Tool for the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN)
- Investigators: JS Hebert, A Vette, J. Forero
- Funding: Surgeon General Health Research Program, through the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR), Queens University.
- Funding: Research, Innovation & Technology Development, AHS – Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Working with our collaborators at the Cleveland Clinic as part of the Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) Program sponsored by The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, we are developing a suite of outcome metrics for advanced prosthetic limbs that are clinically relevant and rooted in cutting-edge science. These metrics could potentially change the … Continue reading Functional Metrics for Humans With Bi-Directionally Integrated Prosthetic Limbs
Our Modified Box and Blocks Test with Motion Capture allows us to analyze the kinematics of arm and trunk motion during this task. When a prosthetic user moves blocks from one side of the box to the other, there are significant compensations of body movement that occur. The goal of developing advanced prosthetic devices … Continue reading Modified Box and Blocks Test with Motion Capture
The objective of this project is to develop a standardized Performance Assessment Tool (PAT) within the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) to assist with rehabilitation and recovery of injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Methods of assessing a patient’s functional limitations for optimizing treatment … Continue reading Development of a Lower Limb Performance Assessment Tool