Personalized prosthesis parameters to maximize comfort and mobility using human-in-the-loop optimization

Web Administration Research Studies

Study Location
University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago, IL

Research Objective
The goal of this project is to assess the feasibility of maximizing user comfort by personalizing parameters of a novel ankle-foot prosthesis. Through this technology, we aim to enhance the understanding of ankle-foot parameters on socket pressure, user comfort, and perceived effort.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adults between 18-75 years of age
  • Have single leg limb loss at the transtibial (below-knee) level
  • Leg amputation or revision surgery must have occurred at least 1 year ago
  • Must have the ability to walk unassisted for 20 minutes without undue fatigue or health risks
  • Must have habitual experience using a lower limb prosthesis for at least 6 months
  • Must have a comfortable prosthetic socket

$100 per visit with parking reimbursement available

Enrollment Closes

Time Commitment
4 in-person research sessions (2-3 hours per session)

Contact Person
Michael Jacobson | Email: | Phone: 630-890-0837

How to Participate
Contact Michael Jacobson