Research Project

Prosthetic Research Residency Program

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All Prosthetics residencies offered through the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinical Center are now 18-month combined Clinical & Research residencies. The research component occurs at the Center for Bionic Medicine through funding from The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (TEAMM-RERC).

Research projects completed by residents are listed below, along with a downloadable compilation of the research papers:

  • Development and Evaluation of a Novel Connector, the Magnetic Locking Interface (MLI), to attach a Lower Limb prosthesis to the User—Michael Socie, CPO (Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation/American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Resident Travel Award, 2016)
  • Design and Evaluation of a Cable-Driven, Body-Powered Orthosis for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury—Theresa Field, MSPO, CPO, LPO
  • Outcome Testing of Two Commercially Available Myoelectric Hands with Wrist Rotation Units Using Pattern Recognition on Transradial Amputees—Ramen Landon, MPO, CP
  • Clinical Comparison of a Generic Electrode Grid with Targeted Electrodes in Lower Limb Prostheses: A Preliminary InvestigationIan Burford, MPO, CP
  • Localization of Residual Limb Muscles in Individuals with a Transfemoral Amputation and in Intact Limbs—Sara Hutchinson, CO, MPO (Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation/American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Resident Travel Award, 2017)
  • The Influence of Knee and Ankle Power on Sagittal Alignment and Loading of Transfemoral Prostheses—Rachel Siegal, MPO
  • Effect of Virtual Reality Immersion on Phantom Limb Pain and Phantom Limb Sensation—Diana Pressney, MPO (Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation/American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Resident Travel Award, 2019)

For those interested in applying to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Prosthetic Research Residency, the application deadline is February 1 for June and January start dates. 

Related Publications

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Jayaraman, Chandrasekaran, Shenan Hoppe-Ludwig, Susan Deems-Dluhy, Matt McGuire, Chaithanya Mummidisetty, Rachel Siegal, Aileen Naef et al. "Impact of Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthesis on Low Back Muscle Mechanics in Transfemoral Amputees: A Case Series." Frontiers in Neuroscience 12 (2018): 134.

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The contents of this webpage were developed under grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant numbers 90RE5014 (2013-2018) and 90REGE0003 (2018-2023). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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