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Effects of cognitive load and prosthetic liner on volitional response times to vibrotactile feedback

Aman Sharma, MHSc, et al.

Current prosthetic legs used by individuals with lower-limb amputations, including Veterans, do not effectively compensate for the loss of feeling that accompanies limb loss. This sensory deprivation contributes to decreased mobility and balance performance, especially during everyday tasks requiring multitasking. Artificial sensory feedback using vibrations on the residual limb to communicate information about limb position, speed, and contact may help improve both mobility and balance in people with amputation. This article describes work being done to develop such a system, specifically examining the effects of multitasking and prosthetic liners on the reaction times to vibrations on the surface of the thigh.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.04.0060

Volume 53 Number 4, 2016
   Pages 473 — 482


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sharma A, Leineweber MJ, Andrysek J. Effects of cognitive load and prosthetic liner on volitional response times to vibrotactile feedback. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(4): 473–82.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.04.0060
ORCID: Matthew J. Leineweber, PhD: 0000-0003-3898-6832
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