Recruiting participants for a prosthetic hand study

Researchers are recruiting people to participate in a research study (IRB00147458) on upper-limb prosthetics. Participants will use a mock prosthesis featuring sensory feedback (visual, auditory, and/or touch-based) to perform simple object manipulation and identification tasks. The researchers will also be monitoring brain activity using noninvasive functional near infrared spectroscopy.

Your participation is entirely voluntary and would involve approximately one 60-minute session in the HAMR Lab located in Krieger G60. Participants who complete the study will be compensated with an Amazon gift card at the rate of $15/hour.

If you are interested in learning more about this study and meet the eligibility criteria below, please contact me via email at Additionally, please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else who may be interested in our study.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adult (over 18 years of age)
  • English-speaking
  • Normal upper-limb and hand function .
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal close-range vision
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal close-range hearing

You may direct any other questions or concerns to the principal investigator, Professor Jeremy Brown, at 410-516-6609 or the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Board at 410-516-6580.

The data collected in this study will be used to develop better haptic feedback control strategies for individuals wearing upper-limb prosthetic devices.