Needs, Preferences and Functional Abilities of Veterans and Service Members with Upper Limb Amputation

Web Administration Research Studies

Study Location

  • Richmond, VA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Tampa, FL

Research Objective
This study will determine how well upper-limb prosthesis users can do everyday activities and compare the abilities of people who use different types of prosthetic systems. We aim to better understand how different types of prostheses and terminal devices compare to each other and to help consumers and clinicians make informed choices about upper limb prosthetic devices.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Unilateral, Major Upper Limb Amputation (between the shoulder and wrist)
  • Use a Body-Powered, Myoelectric, or Hybrid Prosthesis
  • Understand study requirement & informed consent in English without an interpreter
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


  • $90
  • Travel reimbursement may be available

Enrollment Closes
September 2023

Time Commitment
4-hour session (in-person)

Contact Person
Brandy Garcia – Email:

How to Participate
For more information and to determine if you are eligible, please contact the study Research Assistant, Brandy Garcia at 401-273-7100 x15813 or email: