Akhtar, Nguyen, and Slade Win CSL Video Competition

Aadeel Akhtar, Mary Nguyen, and Patrick Slade have won this month's Video of the Month competition in the Coordinated Science Laboratory! "Their innovative research on hand prosthesis could make a huge impact in areas where prostheses are expensive and difficult to acquire."

In this project, we present a passive linear skin stretch device that can provide proprioceptive feedback for multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) in a prosthetic hand. In a 1-DOF virtual targeting task, subjects performed as well with our device as with a vibrotactile array, and statistically significantly better than having no feedback at all.