Designing for Mobility of Veteran Amputees

Northeastern University

This proposed project aims to integrate art with science in the development of prosthetic limbs. Not only will this project engage expert design faculty, but it will also be led by students who represent the very community the project will serve: Veterans who have experienced limb amputation.

The primary community-based partner in this project will be the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare Systems’ Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury campuses. The project team will work closely with the VA’s physical therapists, certified prosthetists, Amputee Support Group and Adaptive Sports Program, along with their affiliated partners, to implement our ideas.

 

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