A doctoral candidate, Andrew Hodrien, in the School of Health
Sciences at the University of Salford, Manchester, England, is seeking
people who use upper-limb prostheses to participate in a study, “A
Content Analysis of Factors Associated With Embodiment of Upper Limb
Prostheses.” The research will involve semi-structured interviews
through e-mail, and responses will be kept confidential. Participants’
use of a prosthesis can be due to amputation or congenital limb loss.
Study recruitment opened in June 2016, and the deadline has now been
extended to May 31.
The aim of the study is to identify a range of
factors associated with upper-limb prosthesis embodiment (i.e., a
prosthetic limb is experienced as part of the user) with the purpose of
understanding the factors involved in why some prosthesis users feel
like their limb is a part of their body, while others do not. For more
information, visit http://goo.gl/DRnuSy.