Magic Touch

Proprioceptive Feedback for an Enhanced Prosthetic Limb


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Membership level
2013-2014 Team
Contact Last Name
Magic Touch
Team Name
Magic Touch
Project Title
Proprioceptive Feedback for an Enhanced Prosthetic Limb
Design Challenge
The purpose of a prosthetic limb is to imitate the capabilities of the original limb as accurately as possible. Although recent improvements in prosthetic technology allow the user to control and manipulate a prosthesis at will, a method for receiving proprioceptive (body position) feedback from the prosthetic limb has not yet been designed, forcing the user to rely on visual feedback in order to analyze where his or her limb is in space. Our overall goal is to create a system, compatible with an exoskeleton or prosthetic limb, capable of sensing and relaying proprioceptive information from the limb to the user. This sensory feedback should significantly aid the user in control and use of the prosthetic limb.
Family of Bruce Bradbeer
Rice MAHI lab
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  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Dr. Marcia O'Malley
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • MECH
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Dr. Amy Blank
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • MECH
Award(s) and Recognition
5th Annual Rice Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Competition: 3rd Place
2014 Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition: Students' Choice Award
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