Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Individuals with Amputation

High Resolution Brain Mapping using Functional MRI after Upper-Limb Amputation

The goal of this study is to use high resolution functional MRI to map brain activity related to finger movements and sensations.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have an arm amputation?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 65?

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Muscle-Based Control Of Advanced Upper-Limb Prostheses

The goal of this study is to record muscle activity while a person performs a variety of hand and arm movements in order to help develop advanced prosthetic limbs.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have an arm amputation?
  • Are you at least 1 year post amputation?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 70?

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Sensory Restoration and Phantom Limb Pain Reduction after Upper-Limb Amputation

The goal of this study is to understand the types of sensations produced by electrical stimulation of a person’s spinal cord and spinal roots, as well as the effects of stimulation on phantom limb pain and ability to control a prosthetic limb.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have an arm amputation?
  • Are you at least 1 year post amputation?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 70?

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Restoration of Function after Lower-Limb Amputation

The goal of this study is to understand the types of sensations produced by electrical stimulation of a person’s spinal cord and spinal roots, as well as the effects of stimulation on phantom limb pain and ability to control a lower-limb prosthesis.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have a leg amputation?
  • Are you at least 1 year post amputation?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 70?

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Upper-Limb Prosthetics Focus Group and Questionnaire

The goal of this study is to gather survey input from individuals with amputation about pain and prosthetic use and about a new “neuroprosthetic” technology for the upper limb.

Research Eligibility:

  • Do you have an arm amputation?
  • Are you over the age of 18?

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